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5 Reads For Fans Of Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern is known for her mystical settings and out-of-the-ordinary characters, case in point: the amazingness that is The Night Circus. If you love the fantastical worlds she creates, look no further than these five reads. In these books, you’ll find curses and spells, fortunes and fortunetellers, and all manner of witches. So pick a book and escape the real world a while in favor of one with a little more magic.

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The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini

1918 Philadelphia: Sixteen-year-old Fiora is the newly orphaned daughter of a fortuneteller. When faced with a future she doesn't like, Fiora panics, surrounding her entire town in a stagnant bubble of time. Will she be able to right her wrongs and let go of the infinite now? An enchanting cast of characters and an intricately woven plot come together to create the masterpiece that is The Infinite Now.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

For loving the wrong man, a woman is accused of being a witch. Now, hundreds of years later, her ancestors still deal with the repercussions. To help her children avoid the family curse, Susanna Owens lays out the rules: no walking in the moonlight, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, and never fall in love. As her children find out, though, sometimes love—and curses, too—cannot be avoided. Don't miss the stunning prequel to the hit novel, Practical Magic.

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Magic, deception, and secrets lie at the heart of New York City. For the city magicians, though, magic is suddenly fading, and no one knows why or what to do. Sydney, a new magician with power unlike anyone has seen for decades, may be the only one who can save them—but she doesn’t want to. Sydney comes from the House of Shadows, a group that controls magic through magicians’ sacrifices. Will Sydney be New York’s savior, or will she only cause its downfall?

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

In 1880s New York, Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St. Clair take advantage of the curiosity of the time and decide to offer more than just tea at their tea shop, extending fortune-tellings to their patrons. When they post an ad for a shop girl, one “not averse to magic,” they meet seventeen-year-old Beatrice Dunn. Under their tutelage, Beatrice discovers her own powers—and just how far they reach. But is her magic enough to keep everyone safe from a relentless evil?

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The world continues as it’s always been. Politicians vie for support, a tough London girl explores the city, parents keep secrets from their children, and all the other sorts of daily lives continue. One day, though, a new power emerges. Suddenly, teenage girls all find they have extreme physical strength. Soon, the world begins to shift. Alderman’s speculative fiction shows how the world could look, as well as how the world actually is—and the power women can have.

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