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Read-Alike: A Discovery of Witches

Want a supernatural romance or a history of witches? Try these.

 

Let Me In

Swedish author Ajvide Lindqvist's horror stories are well-loved and literary. This vampire story focuses on a powerful friendship between a bullied boy and a girl new to the neighborhood.

 

Practical Magic

The Owens sisters possess a gift for practical magic, but are less skilled in the pursuit of love.

 

The Probable Future

If family relationships and witches intrigue you, try The Probable Future. Three generations of Sparrow women have unusual gifts. One can discern lies, one experiences other's dreams, one sees how people will die. Filled with magical characters and strong women coming to terms with their heritage.

 

The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England
BF1576.K37 1998x

This history illuminates the social construction of witchcraft in seventeenth century New England. Puritan women accused to witchcraft often challenged religious and economic social order by living past child-bearing age and being the recipients of inheritances. Deborah Harkness, a history professor, used The Devil in the Shape of a Woman as source material for A Discovery of Witches.

 

Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story

A fresh and funny take on the usually dark and dreary vampire romance genre. Moore's characters are witty and accessibly real. You'll care about them, and a few of you may even want to emulate them.

 

Angelology

If the hunt for lost treasures and subsequent consequences draw you to A Discovery of Witches, consider Angelology, in which angels and humans strive to find an ancient artifact that has the potential to hold power over the human race. This suspense story begins with a mysterious letter, proceeds with the discovery of angels living among us, and eventually leads to a battle of good versus evil.