The very secret society of irregular witches

by Mandanna, Sangu,

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As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don't mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she's used to being alone and she follows the rules...with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos "pretending" to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously. But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. It breaks all of the rules, but Mika goes anyway, and is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and...Jamie. The handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House would do anything to protect the children, and as far as he's concerned, a stranger like Mika is a threat. An irritatingly appealing threat. As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But magic isn't the only danger in the world, and when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn't know she was looking for.
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Booklist Review: "Orphan and witch Mika Moon was raised to keep her magic hidden and taught that spending too much time around other witches is dangerous. She posts videos of herself "pretending" to be a witch, certain that nobody will see through them, until she is invited to tutor three young witches at a secluded house 500 miles away. The girls are being raised by four nonwitch adults who desperately need someone to help the girls control their power. Mika reluctantly agrees, not wanting them to suffer the isolation she endured but knowing that it won't be easy to win over stubborn middle child Terracotta or Jamie, the gruff but protective librarian who doesn't trust her. Mika soon discovers that the girls aren't Nowhere House's only secret, and she and Jamie struggle to deny their attraction to each other. Mandanna's first adult novel celebrates found family and trusting one's instincts, with a cast of truly endearing characters. This sweet and sometimes steamy fantasy romance will appeal to fans of TJ Klune's The House in the Cerulean Sea (2020) or Karen Hawkins' The Book Charmer (2019)."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A misfit witch finds her place in the world in this utterly enchanting fantasy from Mandanna (A War of Swallowed Stars). Witch Mika Moon has never felt like she belonged; as an orphaned child, she was raised by a controlling older witch named Primrose and educated by a succession of nannies, each of whom was whisked away before they could realize Mika's power. She's never told anyone her secret, but as an adult she takes a risk by posting videos online in which she "pretends" to be a witch. It's all harmless fun--until retired actor Ian Kubo-Hawthorn recognizes her as the real deal. He invites her to Nowhere House, home to a found family working together to raise three young, untrained orphan witches. The children's unchecked magic has become impossible to contain, and Ian recruits Mika to become the trio's live-in magic tutor. But not everyone is pleased with the arrangement: "devastatingly handsome" Jamie Kelly, the house librarian, is hyperprotective of the children, and despite the immediate heat between him and Mika, he's determined not to let her melt his icy exterior. Mandanna crafts a cast of winningly quirky characters, each with their own part to play in Mika's path to belonging. The masterfully shaded relationships between Nowhere House's residents give rise to plenty of touching moments sure to tug on readers' heartstrings. This charming romantic fantasy is a gem. Agent: Penny Moore, Aevitas. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Witches Fiction
Magic Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Families Fiction
Secret societies Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Fantasy fiction.
Witch fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher [New York] :Penguin Publishing Group,2022
Penguin Publishing Group2022
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780593439364
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