Publisher : Berkley (August 23, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 336 pages
A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family—and a new love—changes the course of her life.
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 peril 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....
THE VERY SECRET SOCIETY OF IRREGULAR WITCHES is a story of found family, belonging, and love.
This is exactly what I have been wanting to read that is perfect for the season… well any season to be honest, if you want a nice uplifting light read – perfect with a hot cup of tea to end your day with.
Mika Moon is a thirty something witch who is an orphan and part of a Secret Society of Witches. Mika is lonely, forced to be discreet with her witchy powers, and can’t seem to find her place in the world.
Her only way to express herself is through YouTube pretending to be a witch, but catches the attention getting her an invite to the Nowhere House – where she meets other witches and all rules goes out the window.
I love the writing, the motley crew of characters, and the sweet romance. I just love a magical read with heartwarming moments that make this the perfect fall read.
I hope you give this read a go as part of your Fall TBR – I enjoyed this one a lot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. Sangu now lives in Norwich, a city in the east of England, with her husband and kids. Her work includes Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom, A Spark of White Fire, Color Outside the Lines, and more!