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Content Warnings: Parental death.
A modern-day Practical Magic about love, loss, and embracing the mystical.
It’s been one year since Edie’s mother died. But her ghost has never left.
According to her GG, it’s tradition that the dead of the Mitchell family linger with the living. It’s just as much a part of a Mitchell’s life as brewing cordials or talking to plants. But Edie, whose pain over losing her mother is still fresh, has no interest in her family’s legacy as local “witches.”
When her mother’s teenage journal tumbles into her life, her family’s mystical inheritance becomes once and for all too hard to ignore. It takes Edie on a scavenger hunt to find objects that once belonged to her mother, each one imbued with a different memory.
Every time she touches one of these talismans, it whisks her to another entry inside the journal—where she watches her teenage mom mourn, love, and hope just as Edie herself is now doing. Maybe, just maybe, Edie hopes, if she finds every one of these objects, she can finally make peace with her loss and put the past to rest for good. But this journey to stake her independence from her family may actually show Edie who she truly is…and the beautiful gifts that come with being just a little different.
Tinged with a sweet romance with Rhia, who works at the local occult shop, Edie in Between delivers all the cozy magic a budding young witch finding her way in the world needs.
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One winner will receive a finished copy of Edie in Between and some swag. The giveaway starts on August 23rd and ends on August 30th.
Five Reasons You Should Read Edie in Between
I weirdly love all books that have anything to do with magic, especially family magic. There isn’t much I won’t read in this genre, so I was SO excited to be picked for this book tour. So, without further ado, here are five reasons you should add Edie in Between to your TBR!
Grief is a thing we all are experiencing
While we’re not all experiencing grief in the same way, the last 18 months have made it very obvious that we’re feeling and managing grief in so many ways. For Edie, she’s grieving the loss of her mother, doesn’t know her dad, and grieving the loss of her home. It’s a lot. Edie’s journey is something you will find yourself in if you’re experiencing grief in any way.
Friends become family
There are two people in her life that she’s not related to, but are closer than family: Tess and Rhia. Their friendships (and friendship +) ground Edie when the magic she’s tried to deny her whole life becomes something she can’t fight any longer. Trusting her friends with who she is – all of who she is – is a risk she has to take to survive.
Magic. Magic. Magic.
Edie comes from a long line of witches, even if she doesn’t want to admit it. From the very first page, we see how magic is part of Edie’s life, even when she wants to ignore it. While she’s said she’s not interested in the “family business,” the family business isn’t done with her. Magic seeps from the pages with a slow burn that keeps you coming back for more.
The perpetual woods. I want to live there. Read it and see how wonderful it is!
Edie in Between comes full circle as it explores grief, first love, power, corruption, hate, hope, and everything in between. This is a book that feels complete, but you still want more when it’s over. It’s a lovely journey through what it means to be more than human in a world where magic is very real and very much not understood. Is magic something you’re just born with? Can it be learned? Is it a little of both?
This book reminded me so much of some of my other favorites. Pick it up today and you won’t regret it. It’s a great read and a great book club read. 4.5/5 stars!
About the Author
After a career in undergraduate counseling, Laura Sibson pursued an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she’s not writing in a local coffee shop, you can find her running the neighborhood streets or hiking with her dog. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their two sons. Laura is available for school visits, book clubs, workshops and conferences. She can speak on the process of writing and publishing to audiences from middle school into adulthood. With her background in one-on-one counseling, giving presentations and facilitating both panels and writing groups, Laura brings both warmth and professionalism to all of her endeavors.