Recent Reads: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

This is one of many books I’ve bought because someone on Twitter (in this case, fantasy novelist Stephanie Burgis) recommended it. For a platform notorious for Not Selling Books, I gotta say, I’ve bought an awful lot of books because of it. RIP Twitter. Anyway.

IRREGULAR WITCHES is a contemporary rrrrromantic fantasy, I guess, because there is a romance storyline of some importance, but it’s really about Found Family, and like a lot of what I’ve been reading lately, it was a balm to my weary soul. It’s the story of a young woman who makes a public performance out of Being A Witch, thus making it clear she is Not, Of Course, Actually A Witch (except she is, obviously), and who is hired to tutor three young actual witches. There are hijinks, some of the highest order, in her quest to teach the girls how to control their magic, and while I did think there was a bit of obviousness to one aspect of the storyline, overall, I didn’t really mind, because I liked all the characters so much. Very enjoyable, good for the soul. <3 :)