Cackle by Rachel Harrison

Q: What’s your favorite witchy book?
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Cackle
by Rachel Harrison
Pub Date: 10/5/21
#arcreview
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Annie’s long time boyfriend who she had been living with and also thought was going to marry tells her they should break up. You know cause they are more like roommates, which was news to her. 

She moves upstate to a small town to start over and grief her lost relationship, befriending a very fancy well put together woman. She plans a coffee date but the locals behavior towards this woman is curious. She brushes it off but some weird things start to happen that she can’t ignore.

At first I was kind of bummed that there was no romance to end it but really she learned to love herself and that it was ok to be alone. She had been in back to back relationships since high school, defining herself by being in a relationship. We forget that we have to learn to be with ourselves and love ourselves as much as we want to be with others. Our need for acceptance can be found doesn’t have to be found in another.

Perfect for spooky season! Just be aware this is actually a little creepy and there really isn’t any romance except the ones that fell apart lol. 

It’s a fun friendship witchy book with creeptastic vengeance, pet spiders, budding powers, and real independence.

Thank you @berkleypub and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

✨Spell Book candle by @shadowicks use LAURA15 use 15%. Click the picture to see Halloween Candles.

Synopsis:

All her life, Annie has played it nice and safe. After being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Annie seeks a fresh start. She accepts a teaching position that moves her from Manhattan to a small village upstate. She’s stunned by how perfect and picturesque the town is. The people are all friendly and warm. Her new apartment is dreamy too, minus the oddly persistent spider infestation.

Then Annie meets Sophie. Beautiful, charming, magnetic Sophie, who takes a special interest in Annie, who wants to be her friend. More importantly, she wants Annie to stop apologizing and start living for herself. That’s how Sophie lives. Annie can’t help but gravitate toward the self-possessed Sophie, wanting to spend more and more time with her, despite the fact that the rest of the townsfolk seem…a little afraid of her. And like, okay. There are some things. Sophie’s appearance is uncanny and ageless, her mansion in the middle of the woods feels a little unearthly, and she does seem to wield a certain power…but she couldn’t be…could she?

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