The Hawkweed Prophecy

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Title: The Hawkweed Prophecy
Author: Irena Brignull
Publication Date: September 6
Publisher: Weinstein Publishing

In order to ensure her own daughter becomes the prophesized leader of her people, powerful witch Raven Hawkweed uses magic to switch her sister’s daughter with a human child at birth. More than 15 years later, the two girls, Ember and Poppy, finally meet. Both feel out of place in their lives—Ember living among witches but unable to cast a spell, and Poppy dogged by strange occurrences she can’t explain, as she overflows with magic she doesn’t understand—and they form a hungry friendship that brings them into tantalizing contact with the lives they should have had. As they come closer to learning the truth about themselves, the danger rises in both the magical and mundane worlds.

I’m always excited for witches and the “swapped at birth” trope. Yes its over done, but it can be very interesting!! I also love stories of young girls dealing with things that are out of their control – in this case, magic – and struggling with their families.

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