The Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher

Posted October 3, 2021 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

by Paige Crutcher
The Orphan Witch by Paige CrutcherThe Orphan Witch Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on September 28, 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal, Fiction / Women
Pages: 352
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Format: Ebook Arc
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"Mystical, magical, and wildly original...If Alice Hoffman and Sara Addison Allen had a witchy love child, she would be Paige Crutcher. Do not miss this beautifully realized debut!"--- JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies on The Orphan Witch.

A deeper magic. A stronger curse. A family lost...and found.

Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong somewhere. To someone. However, Persephone is as strange as she is lonely. Unexplainable things happen when she’s around—changes in weather, inanimate objects taking flight—and those who seek to bring her into their family quickly cast her out. To cope, she never gets attached, never makes friends. And she certainly never dates. Working odd jobs and always keeping her suitcases half-packed, Persephone is used to moving around, leaving one town for another when curiosity over her eccentric behavior inevitably draws unwanted attention.

After an accidental and very public display of power, Persephone knows it’s time to move on once again. It’s lucky, then, when she receives an email from the one friend she’s managed to keep, inviting her to the elusive Wile Isle. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. However, upon arrival, Persephone quickly discovers that Wile is no ordinary island. In fact, it just might hold the very things she’s been searching for her entire life.

Answers. Family. Home.

And some things she did not want. Like 100-year-old curses and an even older family feud. With the clock running out, love might be the magic that saves them all.



It’s officially October time for all the excellent witchy reads to move up on my tbr shelf. First up is Orphan Witch; this is a new released on September 28, 2021. Our story takes place on an island for the most part and involves Persephone, who grew up without friends or family. She bounced around from foster home to foster home because whenever she let her guard down and allowed people in, they would do something volatile. Now an adult in her 30’s her emotional powers or whatever they are have caused her to lose her job, and she flees and decides to meet up with someone she barely knows. What unfolds from there is a magical tale about lost witches, found family, and sacrifice. Persephone discovers her family on an island, discovers the key to solving a curse, and discovers a library for lost things. The parts I enjoyed the most should be no surprise to anyone who knows I love books about books, and this one has a library to beat all libraries in it. The descriptions are epic. Orphan Witch is so much more than I thought it would be, and I think it is worth picking up for the spooky season.


About Paige Crutcher

Paige Crutcher is the author of THE ORPHAN WITCH. Her work appears in multiple anthologies and online publications, and she is a former Southern Correspondent for Publishers Weekly. She is an artist and yogi, and when not writing, she prefers to spend her time trekking through the forest with her children, hunting for portals to new worlds.

Rating Report
Overall: 4