#ladiesfirst21 The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

When I dropped off the face of the earth last year. I basically dropped all my commitments: read-alongs, podcast episodes…there was no more room in my brain to deal with anything. Which really sucks, because I was suppose to have Alexis Henderson on the LOHFPod and I feel crappy that I didn’t follow through. I was thinking about that whole fiasco when I was choosing my #ladiesfirst21 read of the year. HOLY SHIT I truly missed out. I have so many questions and thoughts. Like a lot of them. I have been thinking about this book since I finished it.

Thank you ACE/Berkley for sending me a review copy.

Synopsis: A girl born under very sad circumstances learns about her heritage and family through trials.

What I liked: My synopsis doesn’t really do this book justice! Henderson’s writing is heartfelt. Her characterizations are three dimensional and believable. The stories pacing was perfect for the groundwork that needed to be laid.

What I didn’t like: There is nothing I didn’t like….besides the fact that it ended 🙂

Star Rating: 5 Stars

My thoughts: There is a lot of mythology woven into this story. Lilith for example, stems from Jewish mythology. (I don’t want to say anymore than that and give the story away). There was a lot of social commentary that I really enjoyed and was woven into the story really well. Henderson really explores the theme of otherness and belonging. She explores race throughout the story and I was here for it. I loved how she combined all these different themes into story that read like a fairytale. It is commentary on so many different things, at least this is how it reads to me. I highly highly suggest for your next read you pick this book up and devour it.

psstttt…..I heard a little rumor that she is working on something else as well!!

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