S.Someone, or something, brooding, has put a strong spell on the women-oriented popular literature that was once cheekily labeled “chick.” Packaged in bright covers and lightly titled, this spirited genre has long been a mainstay of the publishing industry, but 2023 marks a new high point for the growing ‘Witch Light’ trend. It is seen as becoming more and more, slowly transforming into something darker and more magical. .
Hodder Fiction publisher Phoebe Morgan said, “Witches are definitely big, exciting and fun.” Like the overthrow of the Roe v. Wade case in America. These books often concern pregnancy, abortion, abuse, and witchcraft. ”
Several upcoming big titles in the adult women’s market have to do with witches and witchcraft, with the persecution of women developing as a major theme. Wayward It tells the epic tale of three generations of women who storm bookstores and become enmeshed in magic.Kirsty Logan’s now she’s a witch With this week’s publication, it will already have made its mark.
Morgan suspects that the historical aspect of trends may offer an escape as well as an explanation of sorts. “We often try to explain the present by looking to the past. Our past three years have been plagued by COVID-19, war, the cost of living crisis and turbulent politics. So it’s natural to look to fantasy and witchcraft for an escape,” she says. she said.
“There are also interesting ideas about modern day witch-hunts that are playing out on social media. In the past, women were burned at the stake, but now they are on Twitter.”
Later that year, Margaret Mayer’s Witching Tide, from Phoenix. Set in 1645 in East Her Anglia, it tells the story of a mute midwife and healer who silently witnesses a witch hunt led by a sinister newcomer to her village.The theme is picked up again at Stacey Thomas’s The Levelsabout the witchfinder generals, June promises cold winds when Penguin publishes ink blood sister scribe By Emma Toltz. A pile of deadly magic books must be guarded to keep them safe from malicious organizations, with the propaganda slogan warning “Some books must never be opened”. I am following my family.
Popular women’s literature has seen a proliferation of historical mysteries, vampires, ghosts, and the occult, collectively referred to as “gothrites.” However, many writers, mostly women, are currently focusing on stories of marginalized women with hidden powers. This amounts to a covert cultural movement to bring back the derogatory word “witch”, like traditionally cornered or isolated women.TikTok under the Witchtok hashtag. As you scroll, you get points.
The cover art for these titles is appropriately dark and ominous. It features intricate spider webs, feathers and leafless tree silhouettes against a dark green or blood red background. “These are often more literary titles for big bookstore chains rather than supermarket shelves, and these covers are designed for those customers,” Morgan said.
Catch this clue, there’s magic at work in Shakespeare’s works Macbeth Influenced Kate Hodges wayward sisters, published in August by Hodder & Stoughton. Set in her 18th century, it retells the story of her three witches in the play, beginning with a female astronomer meeting her three strange old women in Inverness. Inverness was invited by a Shakespearean scholar to investigate a possible relationship between Shakespeare and the stars.
Hodder & Stoughton author CS Robertson’s visit to Scotland Trial of Marjory Crow Investigate the case of an eccentric woman who is falsely accused of hanging a boy.
Female witchcraft has been a vibrant area of young adult literature for decades, and this part of the market is still filled with witch hats and curses. . blood debta fantasy told from the perspective of two black teenagers dealing with a troubled world of white privilege, peppered with family pasts and chaotic magic.