Including the upcoming witchcraft, Tarot and spiritual books that we are going to be reviewing as well as books and goodies that you can win in competitions. We also have the Digital Coven book depository with Witchcraft, Tarot and spiritual books available to borrow or lend out. If you want to donate or borrow a book from our book depository, you can find out what books are available in our sharing network here: https://digital-coven.com/witchy-type-book-club-and-depository/
About The Book:
This week we have a fabulous book by Melissa Albert to review, Our Crooked Hearts. A young adult fiction novel spanning decades.
This was #gifted to us for review but all of our views are honest so rest assured we’d never recommend anything we don’t like. Our Review and Affiliate link disclosure are located here.
Secrets. Lies. Witchcraft… This is OUR CROOKED HEARTS, a gripping mystery crossed with a pitch-dark tale of modern-day witchcraft, perfect for YA and adult readers.
A dark, compelling and magical suburban fantasy, Melissa Albert takes two women from one family line and seamlessly interweaves a tale of past and present, familiarity and uncanny, light and darkness. It’s a story of mothers and their daughters and of difficult relationships, a story of impossible choices and of secrets held close in the dark; of manipulation for good, bad and for worse…
About The Author:
Melissa Albert is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series (The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, Tales from the Hinterland) and a former bookseller and YA lit blogger. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and included in the New York Times list of Notable Children’s Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
What others say:
‘EVERY LINE READS LIKE AN INCANTATION, and the result is a book pulsing with magic, one that holds the reader firmly under its spell.’ – V.E. Schwab, bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
‘A RIVETING STORY THAT GRIPS YOU LIKE A SPELL until you’re too deep to emerge unscathed! Once again, Melissa Albert reveals the power of magic within a daughter’s grasp and the love of imperfect mothers.”– Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter
‘EERIE, EVOCATIVE, AND ELECTRIFYINGLY BRILLIANT. I was immediately gripped from the very first page and completely compelled throughout. I already can’t wait to reread it. Melissa Albert’s writing is magic made real.” – Katherine Webber, author of The Revelry
Digital Coven #Witchytype review:
I usually don’t take to young adult novels but the book was gifted to me by a PR and the story looked interesting so I agreed to give it a read. I wasn’t disappointed, as a teenager, I would’ve gobbled this up in an evening. It had an interesting storyline with actual surprises and wasn’t full of cliques and was very well written. The imagery is fabulous and the characters are interesting enough that you wish to find out what the actual truth is. The author creates a very spooky atmosphere and I’d certainly read another book by this author and I say that as someone who prefers darker more adult stories. Highly recommended for a YA fiction book.
3.8 cats out of 5 cats
What about you, have you read the book or plan to? If so let us know below in the comments or via our social channels.
To celebrate the launch of ‘The Modern Craft’ Edited by Claire Askew & Alice Tarbuck and our fabulous giveaway*
The Digital Coven ‘Witchy Type Book Club’ are super excited to announce that we will be interviewing the fabulous Editors Claire Askew & Alice Tarbuck. Of course, as a coven we want to offer you the chance to ask them your question too.
Dr Alice Tarbuck is a writer, author of A Spell In The Wild and academic specializing in witchcraft and environmental humanities. She has been featured in Nasty Women and The Dangerous Women Project, and she has spoken on witchcraft at Scottish PEN, Freedom TV and the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre.
With courage, conviction, and a fierce love and respect for the craft, this fiery collection is poised to spark vital conversations and radical change in the world of witchcraft and beyond.
Ahhhhhh we are sooooo excited to share this with you, Coven!
The Celebrate the release of the launch of ‘The Modern Craft’ Edited by Claire Askew & Alice Tarbuck we have partnered with Watkins Publishing to offer 3 lucky Digital Coven followers one of their ‘The Modern Craft’ Book Lunch Bundles.
How To Enter:
The bundles include a copy of the book which is released 14th June 2022. To enter please leave your details below (Don’t worry we won’t use them for anything else) to enter the prize draw. To get a futher entry please visit our instagram to take part in our Instagram giveaway.
Two books are on offer in a prize draw so Just fill out this form to enter. You can get a second entry into the competition by following digital coven over on Instgram and commenting on this post what The Modern Craft means to you.
An eclectic and radical collection of essays on witchcraft practice and the ethics of magic, The Modern Craft gives that much-needed modern context to timeless wisdom. It offers a fascinating snapshot of Powerful voices on witchcraft ethics and contemporary occult practice viewed through an intersectional lens.
Touching on a number of timely conversations, essay topics include:
the ethics of decolonization
meditations on what it means to honour
Mother Earth during the Anthropocene
the reclamation of agency for workingclass & queer witches through spellwork
WIN A STAY IN A HAUNTED MANSION WITH BLUEBELL BABY MONITOR THIS HALLOWEEN #bluebellbabyboos
Bluebell, the award-winning smart baby monitor brand, has been in touch to let us know that they are launching a Halloween Competition but with an adorable twist this Spooky Season. The entrants won’t make you go ‘Agrh!’ and are more likely to make you go ‘Awwww’’ as the theme is ‘Babies First Halloween Costume’. OMG. What can we say…at Digital Coven, if it crawls or has paws we 100% agree with dressing them in adorable Halloween costumes. Especially, when the lil ‘uns and I have such a beautiful rapport with each other…
The applicants will be Judged by the Tiktok Mum and Witch Influencer Deborah Munroe AKA lunar.witch_deborah and the Bluebell team.
Parents can also get in on the action as well with a prize also being on offer for ‘Best Group Costume’ for those wanting to elevate their babies Halloween costume concept. Nice.
Enriched in history and drenched in style, top first prize winners will receive a stay for a family of 4 at the Manor on the Green which comes complete with it’s very own haunted history. Step into a bygone era with the opulence that you would expect from one of the finest country houses in Oxfordshire. Miles apart from other hotels, the Manor House is a unique experience like no other. Their staff will attend to the winners as their guests and leave them with a lasting memory of having stayed at a very special location.
Please note that we cannot promise that any ghosts will make an appearance upon the prize winners stay but the staff are more than happy to reveal all of the spooky stories surrounding the manor upon request. What we can promise is that there are peacocks on site living in the grounds.
Runners Up will win an award-winning Bluebell Smart Baby Monitor
Romi Mathew of Bluebell comments “Halloween has become an increasingly popular festival for families to celebrate. A perfect opportunity to dress up and have some fun. Retailers have jumped on the trend offering fancy dress costumes, Halloween themed treats and plenty of pumpkins! After the last 18 months, everyone is looking for a reason to have fun and treat the kids and why not? Especially when you stand to win a fabulous weekend away at The Manor, country house hotel”.
How to enter:
All you need to do to enter the competition is to share your favourite photo of your little ones/group Halloween costumes using the hashtag #bluebellbabyboos on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and making sure to tag in Bluebell Baby Monitor when you do so using their social handle @Bluebellfamily
Best Baby Halloween Costume – Wins Manor Prize
Best Group Halloween Costume (As we know all the family can like to join in!) – £50 Amazon Voucher
Entries and Winner announcement:
Entries must be received by 9 pm Monday 1st November 2021
Winners will be announced on the 5th November 2021
Full information can be found over on the Bluebell Website: