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Bad Witch Burning

(2021)
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For fans of Lovecraft Country and Candyman comes a witchy story full of Black girl magic as one girl's dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, while revealing to her an even darker future.
 


Katrell can talk to the dead. And she wishes it made more money. She’s been able to support her unemployed mother—and Mom’s deadbeat-boyfriend-of-the-week—so far, but it isn’t enough. Money’s still tight, and to complicate things, Katrell has started to draw attention. Not from this world—from beyond. And it comes with a warning: STOP or there will be consequences. 

Katrell is willing to call the ghosts on their bluff; she has no choice. What do ghosts know of having sleep for dinner? But when her next summoning accidentally raises someone from the dead, Katrell realizes that a live body is worth a lot more than a dead apparition. And, warning or not, she has no intention of letting this lucrative new business go.

Only magic isn’t free, and dark forces are coming to collect. Now Katrell faces a choice: resign herself to poverty, or confront the darkness before it’s too late.
 

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Bad Witch Burning is a heart-racing, emotional, paranormal thriller that's infused with #BlackGirlMagic. Lewis writes powerfully, and I can't wait to read what she writes next!" - Alechia Dow

"Heart-rending and chilling, Bad Witch Burning is a dark and daring portrait of a Black girl taking back her power. Truly, Black Girl Magic at its finest." - J Elle

"Bad Witch Burning is a masterpiece of emotion. Such a beautiful, nuanced and powerful book." - Namina Forna

"Bad Witch Burning blends the real and the supernatural together in an unflinching exploration of power, pain, and agency. This book is difficult to put down and impossible to forget." - Christine Lynn Herman

"The world is always telling Black girls that if we play with fire, we're bound to get burned. Katrell came out here and said 'We ARE the fire.'" - Brittney Morris

"A powerful story about rage, independence, and the dead bodies you probably shouldn't bring back to life." - Rebecca Schaeffer

"Practical Magic meets Black Girl Magic in this powerful addition to the YA canon. I couldn't put it down." - Victoria Schwab


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Hardback Editions

August 2021 : USA Hardback
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August 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Audio Editions

August 2021 : USA Audio edition
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August 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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August 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Witch Burning
Author(s): Jessica Lewis
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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