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New Book Alert: The Burning by Laura Bates

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It's Friday and I'm feeling ready for the weekend ahead! I may not be going anywhere, but I'm excited to curl up with a book and escape. One of the books on my To Read list is The Burning, which I recently received in the mail.

The Burning by Laura Bates

Thank you to FIREreads/Sourcebooks and Bibliofinder for sending me a copy of this book!

Clearly I'm in a very witchy mood. I'm reading an ARC of The Age of Witches, I'm planning on rewatching The Craft at some point, and now I have this very intriguing new book! Check out the synopsis below.

Synopsis from the publisher

A rumor is like fire. You might think you've extinguished it, but one creeping, red tendril, one single wisp of smoke is enough to let it leap back to life again. Especially if someone is watching, waiting to fan the flames.

New school. Check. New town. Check. New last name. Check. Social media profiles? Deleted.

Anna and her mother have moved hundreds of miles to put the past behind them. Anna hopes to make a fresh start and escape the harassment she's been subjected to. But then rumors and whispers start, and Anna tries to ignore what is happening by immersing herself in a history project about Maggie, a local woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century.

In her newfound friendships with Alisha, Cat, and Robin, as well as her connection with Maggie, Anna finds a voice to face her tormentors.

"We are the granddaughters of the witches you could not burn. And we're not putting up with it anymore."

From Laura Bates, internationally renowned feminist and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, comes a debut novel that is a harrowing look at misogyny through the centuries. It's a powerful call to action, reminding all readers of the implications of sexism and the role we can each play in ending it.


A witchy book about a fresh start, friendship, rumors, feminism, and not taking anyone's BS anymore? Sign me UP.

The Burning by Laura Bates just published earlier this week, so pick up your copy now! Remember to #shoplocal and support your nearby indie bookstore instead of The-Company-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. (You know which one I mean.) You can find your nearest local bookstore through Bibliofinder to see if they're still shipping books.

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