Review: Literary Witches by Taisia Kitaiskaia (Illustrated by Katy Horan)

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Publication: October 10th 2017
Publisher: Seal Press
Pages: 128 pages
Source: Christmas Gift
Genre: Non-Fiction, Feminism, Biography
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

Literary Witches is an odd book. When one thinks of women writers one doesn’t usually think of them as witches (or at least all of them, arguably some of them have that aura about them). But Kitaiskaia and Horan saw something in women writers that was magical, and after reading their book I can’t help but see it as well.Kitaiskaia and Horan look at a variety of women writers from around the world allowing readers to learn of the magic the authors give these well-known women and to learn of new authors that are just as magical. Katy Horan’s illustrations are both haunting and mesmerizing, ones readers will turn back to again and again noticing new details each time while Kitaiskaia’s deliciously witchy prose offers a chill and intrigue that will make readers hunger for more as they pore through this beautiful book.

A perfect book for lovers of women writers with an occult twist, Literary Witches is a one-of-a-kind love letter to literature’s favourite women and the magic their writing possesses.

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