The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffen is a brilliant fantasy filled with romance and about a world on the brink of destruction.
For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, but now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic; the storms, more destructive. All hope lies with Clara, a once-in-a-generation Everwitch whose magic is tied to every season.
In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price of her magic—losing the ones she loves—is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather.
In Winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara accepts that she’s the only one who can make a difference.
In Spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she’s terrified Sang will be the next one she loses.
In Summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves…before she loses Sang, her magic, and thrusts the world into chaos.
The Nature of Witches was such a brilliant read. It was fast paced and had a refreshing take on magic that I haven’t read before. The way magic changes depending on the season and how witches are powerful depending which season it is was amazing to read. The climate elements surrounding the book was expertly handled and highlighted issues that we as readers need to think about.
The character building and world building was done amazingly and the magic system within The Nature of Witches was based on logic. Clara’s growth throughout the book along with the seasons was fantastic and I loved the relationship development with Sang.
This book highlights the importance of self love and self worth and the strength that can be found through friends and love.
This definitely one of my favourite reads so far in 2021.