Witches of Ash and Ruin

Witches of Ash and Ruin Book Summary

Modern witchcraft blends with ancient Celtic mythology in an epic clash of witches and gods, perfect for fans of V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic trilogy and A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.

Seventeen-year-old Dayna Walsh is struggling to cope with her somatic OCD; the aftermath of being outed as bisexual in her conservative Irish town; and the return of her long-absent mother, who barely seems like a parent. But all that really matters to her is ascending and finally, finally becoming a full witch-plans that are complicated when another coven, rumored to have a sordid history with black magic, arrives in town with premonitions of death. Dayna immediately finds herself at odds with the bewitchingly frustrating Meiner King, the granddaughter of their coven leader.

And then a witch turns up murdered at a local sacred site, along with the blood symbol of the Butcher of Manchester-an infamous serial killer whose trail has long gone cold. The killer's motives are enmeshed in a complex web of witches and gods, and Dayna and Meiner soon find themselves at the center of it all. If they don't stop the Butcher, one of them will be next.

With razor-sharp prose and achingly real characters, E. Latimer crafts a sweeping, mesmerizing story of dark magic and brutal mythology set against a backdrop of contemporary Ireland that's impossible to put down.

Title:Witches of Ash and Ruin
Edition Language:English



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  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)

    I received an early copy of this book to review*4.5/5 starsMy god, this book. I knew I was going to like it - it was one of my most anticipated releases of the year - but MY GOD.So, straight off the b...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    "Modern witchcraft blends with ancient Celtic mythology" — I'm listening? "Bisexual MC with OCD" — YES???...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    This was a swing and a miss.I picked up this book knowing it was perfectly suited to me. If I have one passion in this life, it is queer witches in Ireland dealing with mental health issues. And yet a...

  • NAT.orious reads ?

    Wait, what? This book features a modern witchcraft x Celtic mythology crossover AND OCD AND bisexuality? Em, excuse the fuck out of you for not being published earlier???...

  • Gavin

    I am in love with everything about this book! This is grown-up Charmed* with a murder mystery to die for.We follow Dayna and several other characters (this is multiple POV) in a small, conservative Ir...

  • Ashley Daviau

    This book is absolutely amazing! I mean queer witches, serial killers and Ireland, that’s one hell of a great combo in my books and screams READ ME to me. I was instantly hooked from the beginning, ...

  • E. Latimer

    My mom gives this book 5 stars!JK, JK. This book will inevitably horrify my mother and she will pray for my soul (love you, mom!)In all seriousness, I'm SO excited for my witchlings to be out in the w...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    For some reason I'm not connecting with this like I thought I would. I think sadly, this just isn't the read for me. I do love the witches and Celtic lore though, which is why I first picked it up. *A...

  • mahana

    — review on my blog ✧ "Dayna was the only thing that made any of this bullshit worth it." So many people added this because I gave this 5 stars when I finished it (and was inarguably on a high a...

  • alana ?

    Rating: 3.5Here for the bisexual witches, the fast paced plot, and anxiety rep but I need more world-building and answers. The only reason I knew this book took place in Ireland was from the synopsis ...