Reads For The Road: "The Witches of New York" by Ami McKay

by Lindsay Shapka in , ,

This is one of those books that weaves you into its spell and has such interesting and dynamic characters that you are heartbroken when the story ends because you so badly want to continue to be a part of their lives. 

Yup, it's a page-turner. 

Ami McKay's third book (she is also the author of the bestselling novels The Birth House and The Virgin Cure), The Witches of New York takes place in 1880, two hundred years after the Salem witch trials.

It is a time when some still believe in the supernatural, others find truth in science, and then there are those that think the only way to live is under the rules of strict religious practices. The narrative follows three magical women who are figuring out their power in this world, and the people that move in and out of their story. 

It is an enchanting tale that is equally maddening in the historically unfair treatment that they face as women, and delightful when they discover their power and use it to protect each other. 

This is a fantastic read, perfect for the plane or a day at the beach!