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  • These Witches Don't Burn

  • By: Isabel Sterling
  • Narrated by: Kristen DiMercurio
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Hannah's a witch, but not the kind you're thinking of. She's an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, MA, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans. Then evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah's sure it's the work of a deadly Blood Witch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LGBTQ witches never gets old

  • By Ruthi on 05-31-19

Gay witches. How could I not love it?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-19

This was so good!!!

I've never been an audiobook fan. Every time I tried to listen to one of those things, my mind couldn't concentrate on the story and I always ended up quiting because I got tired of repeating the same 30 seconds without understanding the story they were talking about. On the other hand, I love podcasts. So when Kristen DiMercurio was a guest on a podcast that I really like and talked about this story that was her first audiobook recording, I decided to try again. THANK GOD I DID.

Gay witches, Harry Potter references, plot twists (LOTS OF THEM), realistic parents, family drama, witch hunters AND a cliffhanger... It was impossible not to love it.

I started reading this wonderful thing without actually knowing a lot about what it was about, and it was darker than what I imagined. Our main character is gay, yes, but she already came out, has a supportive family and even though girls around her cause some trouble, the main plot is about something more complicated than those girls. I really enjoyed how naturally the gay thing was handled because it made me realize how nice it is when people accept our sexuality as a part of our life and not as something that separates us from other individuals.

I would've liked to learn more about this world Hannah belongs to. They DO explain a lot, and I liked what I learned so now I'll sit here waiting until the sequel is released and I can fill my brain with all the new information it will probably contain.

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