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High school lesbian witches, bisexual dads, transgendered coworkers this book has something for literally everyone, which I liked, but I was left a little surprised at some points At 30 years old, I feel like an old fuddy duddy If I d have tried to come out in high school it would have been met with only slightly less backlash than when I actually did come out in college I m so happy that times have changed and feelings acceptance have evolved, but it s a totally different world from when I was a young adult.Overall, this book was adorable and I m already looking forward to its second act The characters were endearing and relatable The dialogue was fluid and fit these teenage girls perfectly The twists turns kept everything fast paced and, even though the concept could be considered far fetched, it was believable entertaining The witchcraft isn t all spells darkness like most witchy books and Sterling emphasizes the way their elemental magic feels within their bodies, which was a neat interesting breath of fresh air take.I d recommend this to any young adult he she they and anyone with interest in witchcraft, teen drama, or the queer community Five Rainbow Stars. This was a really fun read that calls to mind other witchy works like The Craft and the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan I love a good witch story, and the fact that this one takes place in Salem and has a lesbian main character makes it even better There s a good balance of Hannah dealing with coming of age issues versus investigating the dark mystery of who is attacking her and her ex girlfriend.I could have done with some magic and the specifics of how it worked, but I did like the concept of Blood Witches, Casters, and Elementals.All in all, an enjoyable read I d definitely be interested in reading the next book if this ends up being a series. When my book group, the Lit Coven, Google them if you re looking for a YA fantasy reading group decided to read this book, I was late to the party I d instituted a summer book buying ban and decided against reading anything I didn t already own, but obviously I folded, DUH and bought this It only took me reading the description before I was clicking BUY and devouring it upon its arrival.Okay, so let s start with setting I ve only been to Salem three times, but Sterling put me back there pretty much immediately From the touristy areas where all the witch shops are, to where the suburban houses are, it was New England through and through She did a great job at setting the scene and using the historic undercurrent to highlight the very real threat for her main characters in 2019 I loved how this modern day clan of witches lives and breathes the history of what happened in 17th century Salem, and Sterling s writing made that happen for me.Another thing I quite enjoyed about this book are the very real and relatable characters in this book Hannah is a solid main character She s, like many of the other MCs I tend to like, not perfect, but learning and growing She relies on others, seeks truth, doesn t just accept things as fact, and questions everything the adults tell her to believe Go Hannah She trusts her judgment and believes in her friendship with Gemma, even when she knows it goes against everything she s ever learned She trusts her heart and her mind But she s a teenager, so she s also learning how to come to terms with heartbreak, and relationships She s also a really strong example of an unapologetic and badass lesbian I love Sterling s writing of her character.At one point, a side character, Benton thinks he can persuade her to date him, and she s like, um, no dude, I m gay The way Sterling injects the social commentary of turning girls straight here was so smooth and so easily done, just a quick conversation Then it was done and handled, and then both Hannah and Benton move on, as friends.Morgan is also badass She s bi, and so cool Hannah assumes she s a lesbian, there s a clarifying convo in there about assumptions, and then they move on and it s literally no problem Another cool move by Sterling Morgan is confident, calm, and perfect for Hannah the complete opposite of Hannah s ex, Veronica.Veronica is the epitome of unhealthy relationship Okay, hold up Listen I promise this book is about witches But Sterling s writing is SO GOOD we have to talk about how she writes these characters.Okay, back to Veronica So unhealthy Manipulating Wishy washy She wants Hannah back, but only so Hannah doesn t have someone else Ugh But so well written Isabel Sterling You are so so good at writing characters and character interactions For real.The plot itself is kind of like a mystery whodunit but with witches and a teenage love triange thrown in for good measure if you re into that sort of thing As it s in Salem, and it s called These Witches Don t Burn, there are some assumptions you can make, right Someone wants to burn witches So people are after Hannah the witch Despite, everything though, throughout the whole book, I wasn t actively trying to figure out who it was that was trying to hunt witches I m usually pretty good at guessing who the bad guy is, but this time, it took me a bit to figure it out.BUTI REALLY LIKED that I liked not knowing I didn t want to figure it out I wanted to enjoy the story and the mystery I was so wrapped up in the characters and the drama of the romance and the family clan dynamic that I didn t guess who the witch hunter s was were until the end.These Witches Don t Burn was amazing I am putting it in my classroom with a big huge 5 Stars on it so my kids know it was an amazing read. So, this was a last minute, buying on a whim kind of book I did not expect to get to it as soon as I did I thought oh, I ll get to this around Halloween which is when I try to save a lot of my witchier books The themes of paranormal books, especially those that are witch centered, always feel better to read in October Anyways, I listened to this book on audio and holy cow was it amazing.Isabel is a debut author so the attachment she managed to cause between the characters and I is amazing It normally takes a while for a character and I to click, if we even do, but Isabel managed to do just that within the first few pages of These Witches Don t Burn Also, while I do not pick up much on the atmosphere of books, this one made me feel like I was in the middle of it all, watching these scenes unfold I held my breath with these characters, I gasped with them.Hannah is a character who is dealing with some PTSD of an incident in New York and she is also recovering from a breakup from her best friend and girlfriend, Veronica The relationship between these two made me roll my eyes, not because of the cliche of it but because Veronica annoyed the crap out of me but I still adored her.Another thing that this book touched on besides lesbian witches is the addition of bisexual characters as well as a transexual character I had a feeling going into the book that the main character was lesbian but the addition of the bisexual representation and then the transexual character was a very welcome surprise. This book was such a joy to read I m a ravenous YA fantasy fan and love witchy themes For the longest time, queer women weren t represented as main characters, but this book gives a refreshing, riveting read for those wanting this very representation.You develop an attachment to all of the main characters and experience excitement, joy, devastation, betrayal, and thrill as their stories unfold.If you love works by authors like Meg Cabot, Holly Black, and Carrie Jones, you ll LOVE this book. ↮ These Witches Don't Burn ☠ Infused with page turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut Dana Mele, author of People Like UsHannah s a witch, but not the kind you re thinking of She s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself If she s ever caught using it in front of a Reg read non witch , she could lose it For good So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex girlfriend and fellow Elemental Witch Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah s concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end of school year bonfire Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah s sure it s the work of a deadly Blood Witch The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see Veronica.While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she s going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem s witches become deadlier by the day Isabel Sterling s delightful, suspenseful debut is equal parts sweet romance and thrilling mystery With everything she loves on the line, Hannah must confront this murderous villain before her coven and any chance she has with the new girl is destroyed.