Shadow Coven (The Witchery, Book 2) (Hardcover)
The Haunting Season has ended, but dark magic lurks in the shadows in this deadly sequel to The Witchery.
After defeating the Wolves, Jailah, Logan, Iris, and Thalia want nothing more than a summer of fun and relaxation. But there is no rest for the wicked, especially when Death comes for Iris. She is to become a Reaper, tasked with banishing souls who refuse to cross over. But Iris suspects there’s something more ominous going on when Mathew’s role as her tether grows sinister.
Logan and Thalia are ready to prove themselves as witches. Except Logan still hears the howling Wolves and realizes that the Haunting Season may have awakened more than just her magic. And while Thalia wants to spend her days cleansing the Swamp for good, she finds herself heading to a place she swore she’d never go again: home. Witches have started going missing near Annex, and Thalia is convinced that her father is behind the disappearances. With the help of Logan and Trent, Thalia returns to stop him.
Meanwhile, Jailah is focused on her internship with the Haelsford Witchery Council until she discovers a treacherous magic hidden beneath Mesmortes, and there are those who will go to great lengths to keep it buried. So, she turns to the only person who understands, even if it’s the one witch who hates her the most.
Separated by distance, the coven is surrounded by magical and mundane threats that must be defeated before they lose their witchery--and each other--forever...
S. Isabelle is a reader, writer, and hoarder of books. After earning a master's degree in library science, she took that love of reading to youth librarianship. She is the author of The Witchery and Shadow Coven as well as the short story "Break" in the anthology Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA. When she's not writing, you can find her binge-watching TV shows, drinking heavily sweetened coffee, or stressing over baseball. Visit her online at sisabellebooks.com.
Praise for The Witchery
"The Witcheryis a dark, delicious delight. S. Isabelle is a debut to watch." -- Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation
"Meet your new favorite squad of witches! The Witchery by S. Isabelle is filled with dark magic, bewitching prose, and enchanting characters. It has everything I love in a book -- badass witches, a kiss of romance, and a touch of horror. Isabelle is a powerful new voice in young adult fantasy and this is a debut you do not want to miss!" -- Aiden Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys
"A twisty and spooky debut." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Isabelle expertly balances six alternating perspectives, each brimming with witty dialogue, light humor, and distinct personality that add levity to even the most harrowing events. Strong friendships and an immersive setting and atmosphere that simmers with fear and menace round out this spellbinding story of magical mayhem, whose protagonists are determined to come into their powers, whatever it takes." -- Publishers Weekly
"Isabelle skillfully juggles six points of view, covering Thalia, Iris, Jailah, Logan, Mathew, and Trent, and the perspectives never feel like too much; each character has a complex history, differing relationships to magic, and conflicting goals, which both enhance the plot and keep the characters distinct. The story also offers multiple access points for a diverse audience, from a queernormative, Black-centric cast to the fantastical academy setting, while constant cliffhangers will keep readers anticipating the next return to their favorite characters." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
★"The Witchery is a thoroughly modern novel steeped in satisfyingly classic witch lore." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review