The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

Thank you, Berkley Publishing, for the gifted copy of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches {partner}

Genre: Fantasy
Trope: Romance (grumpy/sunshine & found family
Format: 📖🎧
Pub Date: 8.23.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5


“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….”


“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.”

I sometimes feel that witchy romance books can toe the line of being overly cheesy. I’ve read a few, and they have just felt straight from a hallmark movie (which isn’t bad, just not what I wanted). The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches is EXACTLY what I was looking to read this season.

It’s full of heartfelt moments, laugh-out-loud moments, and a little steamy open-door romance. It didn’t feel overwhelmingly like a romance, but when it was, it was a lot of fun and sweet; the relationship between Mika and Jamie felt natural. The whole book was one big breath of fresh air for the witchy romance trope, and I recommend adding it to your Spooky Season reading list.

🧙🏼‍♀️Delightfully witchy
🥰 About learning to be loved & loving in return
🤗 Triple Hug
👌🏼 That ending

I recommend reading The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches if you enjoyed reading The House in the Cerulean Sea.

Format: 336 pages, paperback
Published: August 2022
ISBN 059343935X (ISBN13: 9780593439357)

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