Book Review: Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes

WitchtownWitchtown by Cory Putman Oakes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sixteen-year-old Macie and her mother Aubra are con artists and thieves. Aubra is also a very powerful natural witch. Together, the two travel from haven to haven, where all witches are required to live, and steal all the town has to offer before moving on. Now the two have arrived in Witchtown, where Aubra swears they will pull their last job and then find a place to settle down for good. Macie is still stinging from events from their last con and she is angry with her beautiful, powerful, cold mother. She is also so guarded that she has never experienced what it means to have friends or really care about anyone else. All that changes in Witchtown and it isn’t long before Macie discovers she may not be the one in control of the con this time around. This was such a fun read and I thank NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC to review. Full of teen angst, teen romance, and those turbulent mother-daughter relationships that all girls, young and mature, enjoy. There is plenty here to keep those pages turning and keep the reader guessing. Recommended for YAs largely due to mild language and the unfortunate but hilarious use of the word “fuck-wits” on one momentous occasion. See? Now YOU want to read it, don’t you? More mature middle school readers would also enjoy the story. Scheduled publication date July 18, 2017.

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