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10 Books for the December #WotNReadingChallenge

 

This Month’s #WotNReadingChallenge Prompt is…

This has been a long year. I didn’t know how long a year it would be when I wrote the #WotNReadingChallenge, but I guess I was right to assume we’d all be exhausted at this point. This month’s prompt is “A book with magic,” the prompt equivalent of a slam dunk assisted with a convenient stool. Relax with this one. You made it to the end of 2018!

10 Books With Magic for Your December #WotNReadingChallenge Prompt

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

11 years ago, magic was destroyed in Orisha, leaving the maji an oppressed underclass with no effective defense. Now Zelie, a young maji, is trying to bring magic back. However, she only has one chance, and has a whole government against her.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Magic is running out in England, and the men who use it are growing dissatisfied with the Sorcerer Royal, who is black. When investigating this problem, Zacharias Wythe, the aforementioned Sorcerer Royal, meets Prunella, a woman who (shockingly) can use magic. She’s pretty good at it too. The pair work together to work out what has gone wrong in England.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

In a Paris devastated by magical war, the city is ruled by feuding houses of fallen angels. Phillipe, an immortal far from home, is unwillingly caught up in the houses’ machinations. He needs to decide whether he’ll allow the system to survive or get razed.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - Moonstruck Vol. 1 Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle
Moonstruck Vol. 1 Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle

Moonstruck Vol. 1: Magic to Brew written by Grace Ellis and illustrated by Shae Beagle

Julie thinks she’s going to have a nice night out with her friend Chet and new girlfriend Selena. However, when the entertainment steals Chet’s magical abilities, the trio have to track the villain down.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

In the civil-war-torn colonized country of Chakra, shadow player Jetta operates her puppets in her family’s company without strings. Wondering what her secret is? Jetta has the ability to bind newly departed souls with her blood, and uses this illegal ability to support her family. However, Jetta’s problems, both personal (she effectively has bipolar disorder that she wants cured) and political (did I mention a civil war?), are growing too prominent to ignore.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - Locke and Key Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Locke and Key Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft

written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez

After a family tragedy, the Locke family move into their ancient family home, Keyhouse, in Lovecraft, MA. However, their troubles are far from over, and a magical house only serves to complicate matters.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth and Megan Levens
Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth and Megan Levens

Spell on Wheels

written by Kate Leth and illustrated by Megan Levens

Three witches discover that their home has been ransacked and their magical goods stolen. They go on a road trip to find their stuff while the culprit tries to enact an evil plan.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - The Adventure Zone Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy Griffin McElroy Justin McElroy Travis McElroy and Carey Pietsch
The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

written by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, and Travis McElroy and illustrated by Carey Pietsch

Based on the popular podcast, comrades Taako, Merle, and Magnus face a parade of disasters as they try to do a job for Merle’s cousin. These travelers are assisted in their quest by their Dungeon Master Griffin, who pops in and out of the frame whenever his charges need him.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In 1989, fifteen-year-old Meche and her friends discover that they can use music to cast spells. Since teenagers have a lot of problems they think that only magic can solve, they want to use this to their advantage. Twenty years after everything went wrong, Meche returns to Mexico City after her father’s death. She recalls her childhood, and wonders if she can get the magic from it back.

December 2018 #WotNReadingChallenge - SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

This book of cartoons follows a number of high-school-aged students at the eponymous academy. It is really funny and aggressively teenage in the best way.

What are you reading this month? Did you enjoy the #WotNReadingChallenge this year? Talk about it in the comments!

 


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