Toil & Trouble

Toil & Trouble : 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

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This extraordinary collection of fifteen stories celebrates witches using their power and claiming their destinies.

THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN A WITCH WHO BELIEVES IN HERSELF.

Women accused of witchcraft. 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, to kill...and to live.

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 for an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. 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...and destroy their captors.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TEEN WITCH!

Featuring stories by:
Tehlor Kay Mejia
Andrea Robertson
Tess Sharpe
Lindsay Smith
Brandy Colbert
Shveta Thakrar
Robin Talley
Nova Ren Suma
Zoraida Córdova
Brenna Yovanoff
Kate Hart
Jessica Spotswood
Anna-Marie McLemore
Emery Lord
Elizabeth May
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 147 x 211 x 36mm | 476g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 1335016279
  • 9781335016270
  • 211,099

Review quote

"...this powerful and diverse collection is perfect for fans of female-led fantasy stories. No damsels in distress to be found here." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"At the heart of each [story] is a girl (or girls) learning to discover her power...The collective impact is undeniably resounding, and the particularly strong back half will leave readers more than a little bewitched themselves." -Booklist (starred review)

"[A] provocative, eclectic collection." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This collection brings together short, witchy stories from fifteen brilliant YA authors...It's a whole lot of magical fun, and a definite must-read for all the witches in your life." -Bustle
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2 8% (338)
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