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Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

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Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

Scorn the witch. Fear the witch. Burn the witch.
History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. TOIL & TROUBLE features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure --- and to kill.
A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients—and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls in love with an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. In Reconstruction-era Texas, a water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. And in the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power in order to destroy their captors.
This collection reveals a universal truth: there’s nothing more powerful than a teenage girl who believes in herself.

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft
by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood

  • Publication Date: August 28, 2018
  • Genres: Anthology, Fantasy, Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen
  • ISBN-10: 1335016279
  • ISBN-13: 9781335016270