“A massive page-turner that leaves readers longing for more! Our verdict: Get it.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“I absolutely loved The Black Witch and will have a very hard time waiting for the second book! Maximum suspense, unusual magic–a whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy!”
“Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice.”
“This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own.”
“Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia.”
“The Black Witch is a refreshing, powerful young adult fantasy. This strong debut offers an uncompromising glimpse of world-altering politics amplified by a magical setting in which prejudice and discrimination cut both ways.”
“This very engaging YA series deals with difficult topics such as prejudice, hate, intolerance, and stereotypes of other cultures and races…And, yes, some characters have supernatural powers and there is also romance. I would love to see this book as a movie.”
“We fell under the spell of this rich, diverse, Potter-worthy university world!
Characters that come alive off the page, tangled relationships, swoonworthy romance!
Love the fresh way this also tackles prejudice. Prepare to fangirl!”
ABA Indiebound – Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick
“A powerful start to a new series, and a very impressive first novel.”
“…Fans will be delighted and begging for the next title, and the cliff-hanger ending promises us there will be one.”