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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches | Sangu Mandanna
A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family--and a new love--changes the course of her life. As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don't mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she's used to being alone and she follows the rules...with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos pretending to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously. But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. It breaks all of the rules, but Mika goes anyway, and is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and...Jamie. The handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House would do anything to protect the children, and as far as he's concerned, a stranger like Mika is a threat. An irritatingly appealing threat. As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But magic isn't the only danger in the world, and when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn't know she was looking for....
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kellyann28
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Starting on this one for this month's #LMPBC !
It's giving me The House in Cerulean Sea vibes

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peanutnine
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Thanks again for putting together this amazing event! And doing a giveaway on top of it all! I would love to read the tagged ☺️
#AuldLangSpine @monalyisha

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ShaunaS
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Found family and grumpy sunshine. Absolutely.

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Nalbuque
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Aw this was a very sweet, easy read for me. Super cute book- as we‘d say it in Brazil it was sugary water 🥹

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kimmypete1
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All of the warm fuzzy feels. Feels like being wrapped up in a blanket.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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I hear it has TJ Klune vibes… 🤞🤞🤞

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Skeeterisme
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Love!!

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Chelsea.Poole
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Oh, how adorable this is! Mika is a secret witch who‘s been alone her whole life(witches die after giving birth to a witch child). She finds herself at Nowhere House tutoring three tiny girl witches where she quickly becomes a part of the found family there. Of course, there‘s a handsome Irish librarian! This couldn‘t have been any cuter and though my dark heart has trouble with cute and romance this whimsical novel is thoroughly charming.

TheKidUpstairs I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It's nice every once in a while to read something that is charming and lovely and happy. This was my top feel-good read last year. 1w
Julsmarshall I loved this SOOOO Much! 1w
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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A few of my #Secret books 🤫🤐❤️

#JanuaryJazz 🥳🪩🪅

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs Beautiful stack! The only one I have read is the Nancy Drew 2w
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Clwojick
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@aperfectmjk here are a few books I had on my phone that have driveways on the cover 😊 The Children on the Hill *might* be a pathway, but it kinda looks like a driveway to me. The tagged is on my list for February for another challenge, so I think that‘s the one I‘ll be going with. #ispybingo

TheAromaofBooks Oooo nice!! 2w
aperfectmjk Nice! I think I'm going with this one. 2w
aperfectmjk Of course the cover on here doesn't have a driveway... but the one I found does. 2w
Clwojick @aperfectmjk awesome! Bonus points for multiple driveways! I also found this one, but forgot to include it in my collection. I might read this one too, since I have the NetGalley. 2w
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Johanna414
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I loved this! I'm a sucker for a good found family story and this one was so sweet. @kellyann28 I will get it sent out to you in the next few days. #lmpbc @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover

kellyann28 I'm excited for this one! I've heard such good things 2w
Johanna414 @kellyann28 i only just got this in the mail to you today... I'm sorry it took me so long! 6d
kellyann28 It's okay! Thanks for letting me know! 6d
kellyann28 I got this in today! 💜 3d
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NikkiKey94
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This was the sweet Halloween box from OUABC last year and I‘m really glad I didn‘t wait too long to read it because this was such a cute and fun read and I loved the buildup to the romance. I would really like if this was made into a series because I would love to follow all of the characters through their development!

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Johanna414
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Weekend plans include reading this adorable book (100 pages in and loving it!) and finishing this stupid sock for my husband... I've gotten bored with the pattern but need one of the needles for my next project 🤦‍♀️😂 #audioknitting

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Scochrane26
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I bought this for my swap partner, then decided I need to read it myself. Got 4 books from the library yesterday, even though I have lots at home tbr. 🤷‍♀️This found family/romance/witchy book feels like a mix of others in the genre, with its own unique spin of severe disturbance of attachment for the MC & colorful characters. Really fun, lots of magic, a few emotional bits. Using it for my library‘s bingo challenge (book with magic).

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LazyLibrary
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ very sweet and fun read. Low stakes, whimsical and fun ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ShyBookOwl I'm all about the low stakes these days 3w
LazyLibrary @ShyBookOwl That‘s how it was pitched to me and it‘s right on 🎯 super cute 3w
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• Once Upon a Book Club #OUABC Limited Edition - Trick & Treat 2022 Box

#StoryGraph: fiction contemporary fantasy romance adventurous funny lighthearted

I don‘t know if I‘m just lucky, or what. But, out of the six books, I have read so far this year all but one was rated five stars by me. All six were different genres — some of them intense, some of them light hearted. All of them were diverse, well-written and a pure pleasure to read.

CarrieStavish I loved this book! 3w
suvata @CarrieStavish It was so good 3w
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Chelsea.Poole
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Latest #libraryhaul featuring the last 3 to come in for me from @TheKidUpstairs #auldlangspine list 📚

thewallflower0707 The Witched Society is very cute 3w
bibliothecarivs Thanks for sharing The Good Wife of Bath. I usually read nonfiction but I also like fiction set in medieval England. 3w
bibliothecarivs ... and hadn't heard of this one before. 3w
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ncsufoxes I just put Whalebone Theater on my list to read the other day. 3w
TheKidUpstairs @bibliothecarivs It's a really good one. She develops a wonderful sense of time and place. 3w
bibliothecarivs @TheKidUpstairs Thanks for the recommendation! 3w
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Mika Moon is one of my all-time favorite MCs.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Niceness is good manners, and stopping to give someone directions, and smiling at the overworked cashier at the supermarket. These are all good things, but they have nothing to do with what‘s underneath. Niceness is all about what we do when other people are looking. Kindness, on the other hand, runs deep. Kindness is what happens when no one‘s looking."

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So true 💛 pretty photo 📚 4w
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suvata
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• Once Upon a Book Club #OUABC Limited Edition - Trick & Treat 2022 Box -- Reading my very first book from them. Surely, it will not be my last. Super excited!
#EyesOnBook👀#ButtInChair🪑

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ReadingOver50
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Such a fun read. Feels like a cozy mystery story without the mystery part. Mika is a great character. She gets sort of tricked into becoming a teacher for 3 young witches and her interactions with them are wonderful. I enjoyed the whole book. The ending was satisfying and I would love to spend more time with these characters.

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rachelsbrittain
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If you're looking for some cozy reads this January, I have just the recommendations for you!

bookriot.com/cozy-fantasy-books/

Johanna414 This is my kind of book list! 4w
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triplem80
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Here was another really good book to start off the new year. It gave me happy vibes similar to The House in the Cerulean Sea -- although there was more magic than I would have liked. Yes, I know, I'm a little odd, but I can't help it -- I'm just not into magic (it's one reason I generally avoid fantasy). It was still pretty delightful though, so if you DO like magic, it's definitely worth a read (if you haven't already!).

Librarybelle I have this on my to read list! 1mo
Deblovestoread Looking forward to this one. 1mo
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LiteraryinLawrence I‘m not really into magical books either! 1mo
Cinfhen Im not a huge fan of magic either but the cover art looks delightful 🤩 1mo
squirrelbrain I agree, I‘m not really into witchy / magical stuff either, but this sounds good! 1mo
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Alexis18
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The ultimate cozy fantasy!

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Johanna414
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Got some #lmpbc book mail today! Can't wait to read this one! @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover @kellyann28

booksandsympathy This is such a wonderful book! Hope you enjoy it. 1mo
Soubhiville This is a fun one! I hope you like it. 1mo
Readergrrl Glad it got to you quickly. I really enjoyed reading this during the mad rush of the holiday! 1mo
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Readergrrl
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My #LMPBC book is on its way to its destination. Should be there in 2-3 days! #Round16 #GroupJ

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silentrequiem
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My last book of the year and what a lovely hug of a book. Fantastic!

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LazyLibrary
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I didn‘t get to finish my last read of 2022. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches will be traveling into 2023. Thanks for the bookshelf support! I have 3 boxes that still need their home, but I was able clean out the packed closet & get a good chunk on here! I know there are bookshelf design debates, and double stacking is probably 😱, but Idc! I‘m gonna stack my books like I stack my 💵 and ❤️ in 2023 😂 Abundance 🫶 Happy NYE🪩

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Jaimelire
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Sweet little story. Perfect feel good book for the holidays. 3.5/5

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Readergrrl
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A perfect cozy read for a busy Yule Season! I liked the character-building and plot for its ability to ease my mind after long days of shopping and preparing for the holidays and teaching before school ended for the long break. Cozy Romances aren‘t my usual pick, but one of my #LMPBC partners selected this one and I‘m so glad I read it. I might not have picked it up on my own, but it was the perfect match for me this past week! Thank you!! 3.5/5⭐️

Jaimelire Just finished reading it this morning. Light, sweet story. 1mo
kellyann28 I'm excited for this one! 🎉 1mo
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Jas16
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I was in need of a cozier read and this one had all the necessary ingredients- found family, some magic, and a dash of romance. Great book to curl up with at the end of a long week.

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I just finished The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches. It was a nice read during this cold & dark time of the year. I could have done without the romance plot though.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

#sangumandanna #fantasy #cozyread

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Bklover I definitely want to read this one! 2mo
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BookishTrish
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The warmest fuzziest story

annahenke Such a good one! 2mo
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AmandaBlaze
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This book is on tap tonight. It's cold and rainy today, so I need some fun.

TheKidUpstairs Such a lovely, cozy book. Enjoy! 2mo
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coffeebooksandchaos
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This book is a delicious treat! Framed through the lens of magic, this book looks at how we all need people to love and be loved by. A reminder that all anyone wants is to be seen and accepted for who they are. Mika takes you on a magical journey as she explores herself, her past and her future. And a man who is a librarian and can quote Jane Austen…Jamie will make your heart pitter-patter. With House on the Cerulean Sea vibes…read this book!

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sebrittainclark
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4.5/5

What a cozy fall/winter romance. Mika is an actual witch who pretends to be a witch on TikTok, when she's asked to come tutor three young witches, she doesn't know what to expect, but she's certainly not expecting what she finds at Nowhere manor.

I loved the found family aspects of the novel.

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EclecticBookLover
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My plans for the day. Books, comics, and lots of tea. #lmpbc #sundaybuddyread

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Bookjunkie57
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Really liked this one. Such a cute family. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mehso-so

This was a nice light read with some warm fuzzies. I enjoyed it, but I didn‘t love it.

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Bookjunkie57
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Joining #ReadMore34. Starting with finishing up this audiobook. I‘ve loved this story so far.

MatchlessMarie Awesome! 🧁 3mo
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Soubhiville
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This is a fun read! Sort of a cozy fantasy maybe? That seems to be a new genre and I‘ve been enjoying them.

Magic wants to be used, so it hovers near witches waiting to be useful. That‘s why it‘s dangerous for witches to congregate- the magical buildup can be unpredictable for those without enough control.

Mika is asked to tutor 3 young witches living under one roof. It‘s against the rules, but what could go wrong?

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monalyisha
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#Scarathlon2022 Wrap-Up:

If there‘s one adage I continually fail to live by, it‘s “work smarter, not harder.” 😅 My seasonal media intake for the month: 10 books & 7 movies (etc). I don‘t play games, however (in reading events nor in life), so my point tally is comparatively low. It‘s ok, though! What a spooky time to be alive (undead?)!

Thanks to @StayCurious & @Clwojick for a fun, all-consuming (🧟‍♀️🧠) event!

Points: 5,217 #TeamMonsterMash

monalyisha @StayCurious This is my final count for points! Thanks again. 🖤 (edited) 3mo
StayCurious great job!! 3mo
bthegood good job - 3mo
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EclecticBookLover
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Work is getting in the way of my reading time 🙄. Enjoying this so far, especially Mika. #LMPBC #GroupJ

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iread2much
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A very cute read, and a fun world.
Mika is a real witch, and when her social media presence brings her to the attention of a group charged with caring for three young witches, she is convinced to teach the girls. Relationship drama, cute dog, and a grumpy male librarian make this fun, and the unexpected (to me) plot twist makes a good ending.
3.5/5 stars, read for fun and entertaining witchy light romance. Nice blend of family and romantic love

Leftcoastzen 👏👋🐶 3mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen 😊🐕👹 3mo
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Marmie7
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I managed to read 12 books on this list but only got one bingo🙄. This is my best month all year🙌 #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
Marmie7 @TheAromaofBooks Bookspin really motivates me! Thankyou for hosting it! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks That genuinely makes me so happy to hear!! ❤ 3mo
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This was a very cute endearing story about loneliness & family & community. A wonderful read for October made even more special from the gifts opened at numbered pages throughout the book. Sorry for the bad pic but the 4 gifts are 1) Mika‘s Can‘t-Do-Withouts (6 essential oils) 2) Witch‘s Cookbook 3) Cauldron-shaped bath bombs & a “Witches Brew” spoon 4) key-shaped bottle opener in a little Sense and Sensibility book box. All in all fun gifts & ⬇️

DebinHawaii …this book had 592 #scarathlon2022 word search words for 5920 points for #TeamMonsterMash & read for these readathons & bingos:
#Pointsathon
#Spookoweenthon
#AutumnAtoZ
#31By31
#October20in4
#Witchathon
#BodyCountBingo
#OctoberBookBingo
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Catsandbooks 🙌🏼✨💙 3mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 3mo
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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
DebinHawaii @wanderinglynn I think you wanted to see the gifts from my Once Upon a Bookclub Halloween box once the were opened, so here you go! 3mo
wanderinglynn Super fun! What a great box. 3mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 3mo
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Sydneypaige
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Found family, romance, self worth and the stories we tell ourselves after life‘s painful events. Heavier topics inside the story compared to other witchy rom coms I read this year like The Kiss Curse or Go Hex Yourself. An enjoyable end to Halloween season reads and I was very endeared by our main character & the training witches 💛

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My two for one #basicwitchswap AND #allhallowsreadswap -both are so fun! I‘m suuuper excited for all the books, esp the tagged. And I LOVE dark chocolate and tootsie treats so I have some plans for tonight 😆 The candle is adorable (already thinking about how I can reuse when I burn it down) and the mug and witchy bag are awesome (husband stole the mug for his coffee already!!) Thank you SO much @Pigpen_Reads 🧙‍♀️ 👻

sprainedbrain Love!! 🖤 3mo
Pigpen_Reads I'm so glad you like it! 3mo
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