Laurie Forest Book Launch & Reading: The Black Witch

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of Laurie Forest's debut YA novel, The Black Witch. Book reading, signing, and refreshments.

Advance praise for THE BLACK WITCH

“Forest uses a richly-imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice, while maintaining comfortably predictable romances in a fast-paced school setting. With strong feminist messages, lively secondary characters, and an especially nasty rival (imagine a female Draco Malfoy), fans of Harry Potter and Tamora Pierce will gobble down the 600-plus pages and demand the sequel.” —Booklist  

“In Elloren’s tale, 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. A massive page-turner that leaves readers longing for more.” —Kirkus Reviews  

“Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia…the thrilling conclusion will leave readers eager for the next book in this series.” —Publishers Weekly  

"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!" —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"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." —Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author
Laurie Forest lives deep in the backwoods of Vermont where she sits in front of a wood stove drinking strong tea and dreaming up tales full of dryads, dragons and wands. The Black Witch (May 2017, HarlequinTEEN) is her first novel, and Wandfasted (The Black Witch prequel, Summer 2017, HarlequinTEEN) is her first e-book novella. Find her online at

Event address: 
77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
The Black Witch (Black Witch Chronicles #1) By Laurie Forest Cover Image
ISBN: 9780373212316
Availability: Will Ship in 1-5 Days from our Distributor
Published: Harlequin Teen - May 2nd, 2017