The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1)

The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1)

A new Black Witch will rise?her powers vast beyond imagining. Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magic A new Black Witch will rise?her powers vast beyond imagining. Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last...

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Title:The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1)
Author:Laurie Forest
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Black Witch
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:601 pages pages

The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1) Reviews

  • Scrill
    Nov 01, 2016

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

    Look no I haven't read it, but I am done with bullshit weirdly racist white savior books. Fantasy as a genre needs to fucking step up, and not use white as their go to race. Apparently the author made the MC refer to a group of people as "half-breeds". I'm like really not ok w racially...

    Update #3: Okay, so people have pointed out the author has children of colour who have read the book as sensitivity readers. Firstly, we shouldn't look to them for any blame for how terrible this book turned out to be. It is not their fault that the author wrote a garbage truck full of...

    I don't normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it's just not worth it to me and most of the time I don't have so much to say that I feel like it's necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of....tho...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars but I round up. *SMALL SPOILERS* So by now I'm sure everyone has heard of this book. You've been told this book is racist, sexist, homophobic, and lots of other horrible things. If you've been trying to talk about this book on Twitter in any positive form...

    I just can't with this book. I can't. I had to stop at 45%. I just couldn't force myself to carry on any further. Even getting this far was a struggle. This book is sooo problematic. I'm aware the author is probably setting it up so that our oh-so-special MC can grow an...

    "Real education doesn't make your life easy. It complicates things and makes everything messy and disturbing. But the alternative, Elloren Gardner, is to live your life based on injustice and lies." Okay, so here's the deal. There are a plethora of long reviews (both bad & goo...

  • Shenwei
    Mar 13, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

  • Mischenko
    Mar 31, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    May 18, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    May 09, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

  • Emily May
    Mar 22, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

  • ☆♥☆Kotyonok♥☆♥
    May 02, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    May 06, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 21, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

  • Ben Alderson
    Mar 18, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

  • Iris
    Mar 13, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

    Look no I haven't read it, but I am done with bullshit weirdly racist white savior books. Fantasy as a genre needs to fucking step up, and not use white as their go to race. Apparently the author made the MC refer to a group of people as "half-breeds". I'm like really not ok w racially...

  • Mary
    Mar 16, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Sep 27, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

  • Robin Hobb
    Aug 12, 2016

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

  • Jodie Humphrey
    Mar 14, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

    Look no I haven't read it, but I am done with bullshit weirdly racist white savior books. Fantasy as a genre needs to fucking step up, and not use white as their go to race. Apparently the author made the MC refer to a group of people as "half-breeds". I'm like really not ok w racially...

    Update #3: Okay, so people have pointed out the author has children of colour who have read the book as sensitivity readers. Firstly, we shouldn't look to them for any blame for how terrible this book turned out to be. It is not their fault that the author wrote a garbage truck full of...

    I don't normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it's just not worth it to me and most of the time I don't have so much to say that I feel like it's necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of....tho...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars but I round up. *SMALL SPOILERS* So by now I'm sure everyone has heard of this book. You've been told this book is racist, sexist, homophobic, and lots of other horrible things. If you've been trying to talk about this book on Twitter in any positive form...

    I just can't with this book. I can't. I had to stop at 45%. I just couldn't force myself to carry on any further. Even getting this far was a struggle. This book is sooo problematic. I'm aware the author is probably setting it up so that our oh-so-special MC can grow an...

  • Sana
    Jul 18, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

  • Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
    Apr 17, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

    Look no I haven't read it, but I am done with bullshit weirdly racist white savior books. Fantasy as a genre needs to fucking step up, and not use white as their go to race. Apparently the author made the MC refer to a group of people as "half-breeds". I'm like really not ok w racially...

    Update #3: Okay, so people have pointed out the author has children of colour who have read the book as sensitivity readers. Firstly, we shouldn't look to them for any blame for how terrible this book turned out to be. It is not their fault that the author wrote a garbage truck full of...

    I don't normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it's just not worth it to me and most of the time I don't have so much to say that I feel like it's necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of....tho...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars but I round up. *SMALL SPOILERS* So by now I'm sure everyone has heard of this book. You've been told this book is racist, sexist, homophobic, and lots of other horrible things. If you've been trying to talk about this book on Twitter in any positive form...

  • Lauren (Shakespeare & Whisky)
    Apr 12, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

  • Candace Robinson
    Dec 30, 2016

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

  • Shaila
    Oct 06, 2016

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    Mar 14, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

    Look no I haven't read it, but I am done with bullshit weirdly racist white savior books. Fantasy as a genre needs to fucking step up, and not use white as their go to race. Apparently the author made the MC refer to a group of people as "half-breeds". I'm like really not ok w racially...

    Update #3: Okay, so people have pointed out the author has children of colour who have read the book as sensitivity readers. Firstly, we shouldn't look to them for any blame for how terrible this book turned out to be. It is not their fault that the author wrote a garbage truck full of...

    I don't normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it's just not worth it to me and most of the time I don't have so much to say that I feel like it's necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of....tho...

  • softlykaz (on hiatus)
    Jul 23, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

  • Vika
    Mar 13, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

    Look no I haven't read it, but I am done with bullshit weirdly racist white savior books. Fantasy as a genre needs to fucking step up, and not use white as their go to race. Apparently the author made the MC refer to a group of people as "half-breeds". I'm like really not ok w racially...

    Update #3: Okay, so people have pointed out the author has children of colour who have read the book as sensitivity readers. Firstly, we shouldn't look to them for any blame for how terrible this book turned out to be. It is not their fault that the author wrote a garbage truck full of...

  • Beth
    Sep 06, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

    Look no I haven't read it, but I am done with bullshit weirdly racist white savior books. Fantasy as a genre needs to fucking step up, and not use white as their go to race. Apparently the author made the MC refer to a group of people as "half-breeds". I'm like really not ok w racially...

    Update #3: Okay, so people have pointed out the author has children of colour who have read the book as sensitivity readers. Firstly, we shouldn't look to them for any blame for how terrible this book turned out to be. It is not their fault that the author wrote a garbage truck full of...

    I don't normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it's just not worth it to me and most of the time I don't have so much to say that I feel like it's necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of....tho...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars but I round up. *SMALL SPOILERS* So by now I'm sure everyone has heard of this book. You've been told this book is racist, sexist, homophobic, and lots of other horrible things. If you've been trying to talk about this book on Twitter in any positive form...

    I just can't with this book. I can't. I had to stop at 45%. I just couldn't force myself to carry on any further. Even getting this far was a struggle. This book is sooo problematic. I'm aware the author is probably setting it up so that our oh-so-special MC can grow an...

    "Real education doesn't make your life easy. It complicates things and makes everything messy and disturbing. But the alternative, Elloren Gardner, is to live your life based on injustice and lies." Okay, so here's the deal. There are a plethora of long reviews (both bad & goo...

    Edit 7/18/17 : The Iron Flower is the title for book two in The Black Witch Chronicles, coming June 2018 ? Srsly, I'm so excited ? 5 STARS ? ?Real education doesn't make your life easy. It complicates things and makes everything messy and disturbing. But the alternativ...

    I want this in book form ASAP! It was soooooooo good! Four Stars! I don't want to start this review in a negative way at all, but I really do need to say something about the rating of this book from people who haven't even read it and based their opinions from other peoples reviews....

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Mar 13, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

  • Pouting Always
    Jun 19, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

  • Georgina
    Apr 04, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

  • alyssa ♛
    Apr 26, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com The Black Witch by Laurie Forest is a coming of age story about a girl named Elloren Gardner. I saw this on Netgalley and the cover and blurb pulled me in. The story begins with Elloren, the granddaughter of a...

    I think it's really crappy that people are throwing out 1 stars for no reason without reading, so to counteract one of those people that is why I am changing mine to a 5 because it's messed up. If you read the book and totally hated it that's fine, but cmon now to those that threw out ...

    I received an ARC for an honest review. WARNING: Expect a major book hangover after living in this world. I fell in love with the world building in this book...the beautiful setting, the depth and variety of characters, the complexity of the relationships, and how amazing it is t...

    I'm adding something to this review: TBW was the first and only book I rated without having read it. I trusted the opinion of someone who had read it and chose to rate it negatively because I believed that person was right. Also, I felt like I had to perform as an ally and that was a...

    Look no I haven't read it, but I am done with bullshit weirdly racist white savior books. Fantasy as a genre needs to fucking step up, and not use white as their go to race. Apparently the author made the MC refer to a group of people as "half-breeds". I'm like really not ok w racially...

    Update #3: Okay, so people have pointed out the author has children of colour who have read the book as sensitivity readers. Firstly, we shouldn't look to them for any blame for how terrible this book turned out to be. It is not their fault that the author wrote a garbage truck full of...

    I don't normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it's just not worth it to me and most of the time I don't have so much to say that I feel like it's necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of....tho...

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars but I round up. *SMALL SPOILERS* So by now I'm sure everyone has heard of this book. You've been told this book is racist, sexist, homophobic, and lots of other horrible things. If you've been trying to talk about this book on Twitter in any positive form...

    I just can't with this book. I can't. I had to stop at 45%. I just couldn't force myself to carry on any further. Even getting this far was a struggle. This book is sooo problematic. I'm aware the author is probably setting it up so that our oh-so-special MC can grow an...

    "Real education doesn't make your life easy. It complicates things and makes everything messy and disturbing. But the alternative, Elloren Gardner, is to live your life based on injustice and lies." Okay, so here's the deal. There are a plethora of long reviews (both bad & goo...

    Edit 7/18/17 : The Iron Flower is the title for book two in The Black Witch Chronicles, coming June 2018 ? Srsly, I'm so excited ? 5 STARS ? ?Real education doesn't make your life easy. It complicates things and makes everything messy and disturbing. But the alternativ...

  • Frankie Lovely
    Apr 05, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

  • Sh3lly ⚔ tired of damaged heroines ⚔
    Jun 08, 2017

    Yes, I do get that the main character?s racist perspective is obviously supposed to be an attempt to highlight the horrible views of those who raised her. Yes, I get that this book is probably supposed to be the story of a naive, sheltered girl overcoming internalized prejudice. I wi...

    "People see what they expect to see," he says sharply. "Through a filter of their own hatred and prejudice." I don't really know where to start with this book. I recommend that everyone make themselves aware of the criticisms surrounding The Black Witch, if you are not already. And ...

    What is wrong with you people, now we are commanding artists what they can't and can write in FANTASY just so we wouldn't get triggered?? Don't read it if you can't deal with cruel, sad and dark themes. But you don't get to tell someone they are racist just because they choose to depic...

    So, I read it. Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chance because the truth is, it's really not racist. Yes, a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fan...

    See this review and more on www.bookbastion.net Related review: Wandfasted (The Black Witch 0.5): ???? I'd like to start off this review with a little warning to the naysayers for this book: if you're here to brigade me in the comments section and tell me how wrong I a...

    6/15/17 Here is MY 30 THOUSAND WORD review on The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I, a person of color, found this book to not be racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever-else-phobic/ist (the ableist claims were unsubstantiated, no evidence for this claim that I could see at all). The MC ...

    I've completely re-written this review. If you read the earlier version, maybe take another look? It is really long? sorry about that lol. Part 1 is the review. Part 2 is the discussion of the controversy around this book, re-written based on my thinking of, and discussion around...

    College or University. A time when almost every student discovers that a) not everyone believes what you believe and b) some of what you know is wrong. The Black Witch captures that time in the protagonist's life as Elloren leaves the shelter of her rustic uncle's home and goes off ...

    ?Elloren,? Aunt Vyvian breathes, ?you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother.? It?s a huge compliment, and I want to believe it. My grandmother was not only one of my people?s most powerful Mages, she was also considered to be very beautiful. This book h...

    This book was fan-freaking-tastic! Even though I wanted to beat about 1500 people ? I love about 15 people in this book! They were so damn awesome! First off, Elloren, Rafe and Trystan were all brought up by their uncle Edwin. And good ole uncle brought them up to be good...

    3.5 stars, rounding up.* Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In an ironic twist, The Black Witch (2017), a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance, has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most...

    i love seeing people jump on the hate any new book gets...without.?ever....actually....reading the book themselves?lmao that?s an A+ opinion kiddo, let me know when you grow up please like no offense but why would you rely on another person's opinion instead of forming your...

    EDIT: If you have the stomach/spoons for it, here's an in depth review of all of the awful things in the book. I can't believe we have to tell people that calling mixed race people "half-breeds" and advocating for the genocide of other races is not okay. ETA: Also 1. "wow my famil...

    I have removed my review. The past two weeks discussion over this novel has taken place online and If have a moment please read this review - https://t.co/kCumGwr0hC I have read the entire review! Having thought about this and read Shauna's points, quotes and direct references ...

    This book is literally everything I wished Harry Potter would be !!! I LOVED this book so much, oh my god, LAURIE FORST GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW! No, this book was NOT homophobic or racist in any way. And if you're gonna comment otherwise and start bullshit, I'm warning you now: fu...

    There's been a lot of discussion around this book and I wanted to indulge my self importance and read it and add my opinion which is what this is so if you disagree that's cool totally tell me but I just want to say that if you are just going to tell me that I don't know something or I...

    4.5 stars Review to come Buddy-read with these truth seekers: The one who puts my reading to shame That other guy Holy crap this book is actually pretty awesome For the majority it is definitely a slow build and a character driven story but I actually like slow build stories...

    Review also found here at the blog (it's different than the one here): The Black Witch FANTASTIC DEBUT NOVEL that handled themes of bigotry and prejudice quite well, in my view. All in all, this is not so different than your typical Young Adult fantasy. A powerful, tyrannical gro...