Witches Steeped in Gold, a review by Cat

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Witches Steeped in Gold
Ciannon Smart

Published April 20, 2021
By HarperTeen
544 Pages

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Witches Steeped in Gold was OwlCrate’s April Box, and it’s also admittedly a novel that I had been counting down for from the moment I first heard about it. Naturally, getting a fancy copy just made me all the more excited!

This novel is a Jamaican-inspired fantasy, and as you might have already guessed, it features a lot of witches. A lot of amazing witches, with common enemies, challenges, and battles all over the place. I should probably mention that there are a few warnings to go along with this one. Content warnings include mind control, death, imprisonment, and oppression.

Iraya and Jazmyne couldn’t be more different from one another if they tried. One spent her life in prison, while the other is the Queen’s daughter. They should be enemies. They should be trying to kill each other. But instead, they’re going to focus on the enemy they both share.

Overall, I really enjoyed Witches Steeped in Gold. It did admittedly take me a little while to really get into the story (about 60ish pages, for those wondering), but once I found myself invested, there was no going back.

I was overwhelmed by how detailed and expansive this world was. At times that did result in slower pacing, which made it difficult to stay invested. But once the narrative brought it back around to what Iraya and Jazmyne were up to, it was easy to get back into things.

Witches Steeped in Gold is the first novel in a series of the same name, with at least one more (presumably massive) novel lined up. I’m honestly very curious to see where this story is going to take us next.

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