For Fans of Wednesday

Goths unite! Wednesday lovers looking for magic school mystery and biting wit will especially appreciate the books on this list.

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Over My Dead Body by Sweeney Boo

While searching for her missing mentee Noreen at the Younwity Hidden Institute of Witchcraft, Abby discovers Noreens disappearance is connected to another girl who went missing years earlier, which places her own life in danger.

Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann

A jaded teen reluctantly volunteering at a local thrift shop falls in love with a girl who completely upends her theories about relationships and life.

Goth Girl, Queen of the Universe by Lindsay S. Zrull

In a scheme to reunite with her estranged biological mother, foster kid Jess joins a cosplay team working toward a competition in New York, but along the way she learns the value of the family you choose for yourself.

The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke

Forging an unexpected coven with the three most popular girls in school, an outcast lesbian witch casts curses, searches for love and eludes fundamentalist witch hunters while privately struggling with the realities of human friendships and supernatural perils.

The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl

When their best friends death is ruled a suicide, Grimrose Academy students Yuki and Rory retrace her last steps, discovering they are cursed to repeat the brutal and gruesome ending to their stories until they can break the cycle.

Grimoire Noir by Vera Greentea

When his magically powerful sister goes missing, 15-year-old Bucky defies his community’s edicts against boys performing magic in order to save her, uncovering a painful town secret along the way.

One Year at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks

Winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Juniper endures bullying from a popular queen bee before investigating rumors about a mythical beast in the nearby forest.

The Castle School for Troubled Girls by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Packed off to a mysterious boarding school in the aftermath of a best friends death, a grieving teen learns the painful histories of her female classmates before rebelling against the schools strict rules after discovering that her secret male classmates are hidden across campus.

SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

At a prep school for superheroes, mutants, and witches, paranormal abilities take a backseat to normal teen concerns.

Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

A romantic at heart, Ophelia Roja deals with friendship drama and her own queerness at the end of high school, forcing her to choose between the fantasy version of herself that shes always imagined or finally revealing who she really is.

Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper

Returning home to the magical town of Thistle Grove after a self-imposed exile, witch Emmy Harlow runs into badass Talia Avramov, who just broke up with Emmy’s crush Gareth and wants revenge, and Emmy finds herself drawn to Talia instead of Gareth when she agrees to help.

The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

Considered a self-made widow after the disappearance of her husband, Geeta, when other women in the village ask her for help in getting rid of their own no-good husbands, must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her fearsome reputation and the life shes built.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

An unwilling dark sorceress destined to rewrite the rules of magic clashes with a popular combat sorcerer while resolving to spare the lives of innocents. By the award-winning author of the Temeraire series.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Realizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister’s number.

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen N. Arnett

Taking over her family’s failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father’s suicide, grief-stricken Jessa-Lynn Morton pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

Breaking all the rules, Mika Moon travels to the mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic and, as she gets close to the Houses residents, must decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn’t know she was looking for.

The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghost talker, and she now speaks to Edinburgh’s dead — carrying messages to the living — but when she learns someone is bewitching children she investigates and discovers an occult library, a taste for hidden magic, and a wealth of Edinburgh’s dark secrets.

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

When his receives world that his childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, retired soldier Alex Easton races to the House of Usher where he, after encountering a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, recruits a British mycologist and a baffled American doctor to unravel the truth.

This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

When she receives an email from Wisewood, an off-the-grid facility where her sister is learning to become her Maximized Self, threatening to expose her darkest secret, Natalie heads North to come clean and soon discovers that Wisewood wont let either of them go without a fight.

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