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History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features 15 stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies, and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure - and to kill.  

A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients - and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls in love with an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. In Reconstruction-era Texas, a water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. And in the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power in order to destroy their captors.

©2018 Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe (P)2018 Tantor

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boring the house

I seriously struggled to finish this book. I even tried to speed it up but it just kept going and going. I wouldn't read this again.

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Loved this book!!!

I listened to this book within two of my work days and I loved it so much. So many talented writers making wonderful short stories.

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  • Kay
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  • 11-12-18

A bunch of Bad Ass witches?

These stories ranged anywhere from mysterious to exciting to painful and inspiring. All within the realm of witches. I loved it!