Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Six YA novels featuring evil (and irresistible) magical ladies

At the BN Teen Blog, Nicole Brinkley tagged six YA novels featuring magical ambitious ladies willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want, including:
Sea Witch, by Sarah Henning

If you’ve ever danced around singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid, or wondered exactly how Ursula became the evil villain she is, then I’ve got good news: Sarah Henning has you covered. Though Evie isn’t necessarily evil at the beginning of The Sea Witch—she is an outcast, true, and the death of her best friend contributes to a great villain origin story—but all magic comes with a cost, and when a girl who looks weirdly like her lost best friend washes ashore, that magic is stretched to its limits. I’m reluctant to say more until Sea Witch releases in July—spoilers!—but if you love Wicked or Heartless, you’ll love this one, too.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue