Book Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Sunny is caught between two worlds, never quite fitting in anywhere. She was born in Nigeria, grew up in New York, and now lives back in Nigeria. She has albino white skin and hair that make her stand out from her peers and sensitive to the sun. And now, she discovers, she is part of a magical race called Leopard People, but born into a non-magical family. Continue reading “Book Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor”

Unexpected Places to Acquire Magic Tools

You don’t have to live near a metaphysical shop in order to equip yourself for magical workings. Although some of my books and supplies come from the witchy stores of New Hope, Pennsylvania or Salem, Massachusetts, the rest were acquired less conventionally. This post is meant to help you think outside the box to obtain the tools for your craft. Continue reading “Unexpected Places to Acquire Magic Tools”

Twin Representation in YA Fiction

Twins in fiction, especially the young adult works I read, tend to fall within a few tired tropes. As an identical twin myself, I judge works pretty harshly on how they portray their twin characters. In this post, I will examine a few of these tropes and how I would prefer to see twins represented. Continue reading “Twin Representation in YA Fiction”

Next Level Crystal Magic: Crystal Grids

If you are comfortable with the basics from my Primer on Crystals post and looking for more advanced ways to harness the energies of stones and gems in your witchcraft, you may want to explore the concept of a crystal grid. Continue reading “Next Level Crystal Magic: Crystal Grids”