The Year of the Witching is a dark and brutal book that takes place in Bethel, Maine. It’s also Alexis Henderson’s debut novel and it was released on her birthday (February 6). I absolutely loved this book, but we’re going to go over all the reasons why so you can decide if it’s right for your reading tastes too!
The Year of the Witching is the debut novel by Alexis Henderson
The Year of the Witching is the debut novel by Alexis Henderson. It was published on October 15, 2019 by HarperCollins and follows a teenage girl named Lily who discovers that she has magical powers and must use them to fight against an evil witch.
The first book in what will be a series, it introduces us to Lily’s family life as well as her relationships with others around her. The story takes place in New York City where witches are being hunted down by a dark force known as “The Dark” who seeks to destroy them all for their own gain. If you’re looking for something new from your usual YA fiction this could be worth checking out!
The main character, Immanuelle Moore, is not a witch.
Immanuelle Moore is a normal girl who lives in Bethel, Maine. She’s not a witch. She doesn’t have any special powers or abilities, and she can’t turn into a cat or anything like that. The only thing that sets her apart from other girls her age is that she has an affinity for nature—she loves to spend time outside reading and hiking through the woods with her friends.
Bethel is where most of the book takes place: it’s a small town near Portland where everyone knows everything about each other; there are no secrets here!
She’s also not like other girls in Bethel, which is where most of the book takes place.
Immanuelle is a witch, but she’s not like other girls in Bethel. She can’t be with other witches or have any contact with them whatsoever because if she does and they find out about her magic, then Immanuelle will be killed by the Church itself. And since Immanuelle is good at what she does as well as being kind-hearted and loving towards everyone around her (and even beyond), it would seem like no one wants to kill her either!
This novel takes place during the year of The Witching where all kinds of weird things start happening…
There’s a lot of hints about how the church came to be throughout the book.
There are hints about how the church came to be throughout the book. For example, you’ll see that they have a library of sorts and that it’s filled with books on witchcraft. You can also find out what happened to one of their most famous priests when he tried to convert a widow into an angel in his church.
But don’t think that this is just about how people lived their lives in those days; there’s also plenty of action going on here too!
And it’s creepy AF.
The Year of the Witching is a dark and creepy novel. It’s set in an isolated town, and you can feel the oppressive atmosphere all around you—the church spire seems to loom over everything as if it’s got something to hide. The characters are also creepy: they seem like they’re living in a world where everyone has secrets, and what looks like one person’s secret may actually be another person’s.
And Alexis Henderson has all these quirks down perfectly: she writes with an almost musical quality that makes me want to listen while I read (I don’t know why), her characters are so weirdly realistic but still somehow real at the same time, and her prose is so richly detailed that it feels like she knows exactly how old each character would be based on their appearance rather than just guessing based on what society would expect them to look like at this age point in history…
Immanuelle isn’t the only one struggling with her existence in Bethel.
Immanuelle isn’t the only one struggling with her existence in Bethel. The church is a very important part of this book, and it plays a huge role in shaping all of the characters’ lives. It’s not just a place where people go to worship God; it’s also a place where they can be judged and manipulated by those who work there—and even though they may not know it at first, they’ll soon learn that they’re being played like pawns on some kind of chessboard.
The church has so much power over anyone who lives there—whether they realize it or not—that many times we see characters struggling with their own convictions about religion or leaving for other reasons than fear of persecution (or maybe even because there’s something else going on?).
if you’re into dark reads, The Year of the Witching might just be for you!
If you’re into dark reads, The Year of the Witching might just be for you! Dark fiction is a subgenre of horror that involves characters living in an environment where something unnatural has happened. The best dark reads make us feel uncomfortable or uneasy, but they also allow us to think about how we live our lives.
In this novel by Alexis Henderson, it’s not just monsters who roam around at night—it’s also witches who come out from their hiding places when darkness falls on New York City. These creatures have been around since ancient times; however, these days they’ve been forgotten by most people except those who still remember them from childhood stories or folklore passed down through generations over centuries past…
The Year of the Witching is a dark read that will have you on edge, but it’s also one you won’t forget soon. It’s not a book for everyone, but if you’re into darker reads then I recommend picking up this one!