A debut contemporary fantasy standalone about heartbreaking power, the terror of our collapsing atmosphere, and the ways we unknowingly change our fate.
For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power peaking in the season of their birth. But their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic. All hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch, whose rare magic is tied to every season.
In autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price of her magic—losing the ones she loves—is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather.
In winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara finally accepts that she’s the only one who can make a difference.
In spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she’s terrified Sang will be the next one she loses.
In summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves...before she loses everything.
“The forces of nature and magic blend perfectly in this masterfully told story. I couldn’t love this book more.”—Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep and Winterwood
"The Nature of Witches is unlike anything I’ve read before. With its wholly original take on witches, thought-provoking commentary on climate change, and a swoony romance I would die for, Griffin has crafted a magnificent debut that will have readers on the edge of their seats. To put it simply—I’m obsessed with this book."—Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth
“The Nature of Witches is a timely, thoughtful tale… Griffin's well-developed world building and complex main character make for a read that will resonate deeply.”—Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray duology
"The Nature of Witches is a love letter to the earth. This lush, atmospheric book charmed me with its magic system, captured my heart with its swoony romance, and stole my breath with its gorgeous words. I want to wallpaper my home with Rachel Griffin’s sentences."—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow