YABC Scavenger Hunt: Witchtown (Cory Putman Oakes), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

YABC Scavenger Hunt: Witchtown (Cory Putman Oakes), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

Today we're excited to share an guest post from Cory Putman Oakes as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt! 

Read on for more about Cory and her novel!

And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

 

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Meet Cody Putman Oakes!

Cory Putman Oakes

Sometime around sixth grade, Cory Putman Oakes had to face the sad truth that being a heroine in a Madeleine L'Engle book was not a valid career choice. Since then, she graduated from UCLA and Cornell Law School, worked as an associate at a big law firm, and taught at Texas State University. She finally decided that writing books was the best alternative to living in them. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family.

 

 

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Meet Witchtown!

Enter the gates of Witchtown to find a darkly humorous and mischievous coming-of-age story for fans of Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic and the Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series. 

When sixteen-year-old Macie O’Sullivan and her masterfully manipulative mother Aubra arrive at the gates of Witchtown—the most famous and mysterious witch-only haven in the world—they have one goal in mind: to rob it for all it’s worth. 

     But that plan derails when Macie and Aubra start to dig deeper into Witchtown’s history and uncover that there is more to the quirky haven than meets the eye. 
     Exploring the haven by herself, Macie finds that secrets are worth more than money in Witchtown. 
     Secrets have their own power.

 

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~ Guest Post ~

 

PARANORMAL READS TO GET YOU IN THE WITCHTOWN MOOD:

Confession: I love paranormal fiction! It has the perfect blend of everything that makes a good story to me: high stakes, the fight between good and evil (and often good people being tempted towards the latter), love that crosses magical boundaries, and magic, of course. Here are some of my favorite paranormal reads—if you like any of these, guaranteed you’ll love WITCHTOWN, too!

PRACTICAL MAGIC (Alice Hoffman) (Oh I just love this book – and the movie too!)

THE WITCHES (Roald Dahl) (One of my favorite books growing up)

ROSEBLOOD (A.G. Howard)

ANNA DRESED IN BLOOD (Kendare Blake) (My go-to scary book. All the shivers)

CARAVAL Stephanie Garber

THE BONE WITCH (Rin Chupeco)

STAR DUST (Neil Gaiman)

WICKED (Gregory MacGuire)

LABYRINTH LOST (Zoraida Cordova) (I just love those Brujas!!)

PROMISE OF SHADOWS (Justina Ireland)

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)

 

 

Witchtown

By: Cory Putman Oakes

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

Release Date: June 18th, 2017 

 

 

 

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Comments 9

John on Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27

The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.

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The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Dianna G. on Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:43

I'm not entering the giveaway because I already have a copy of this book (YAY) but it is amazing! Love the list of books in this post. I added several to my wishlist.

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I'm not entering the giveaway because I already have a copy of this book (YAY) but it is amazing! Love the list of books in this post. I added several to my wishlist.
Sean Daly on Monday, 10 July 2017 19:49

The cover art is emotive and mysterious... The paranormal reads you listed are fantastic-- Can't wait for Witchtown!

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The cover art is emotive and mysterious... The paranormal reads you listed are fantastic-- Can't wait for Witchtown!
Aireanna Lesch on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:42

I absolutely LOVED the Dorothy Must Die series. The cover of this book reminds me of it! I love books with witches and magic and all of that! Love everything about this book and haven't even read it.

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I absolutely LOVED the Dorothy Must Die series. The cover of this book reminds me of it! I love books with witches and magic and all of that! Love everything about this book and haven't even read it. :)
Anne on Saturday, 15 July 2017 01:45

I love the cover and sounds like a great story!

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I love the cover and sounds like a great story!
Penny Olson on Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:56

I love the spooky cover. The story sounds highly entertaining.

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I love the spooky cover. The story sounds highly entertaining.
Danielle Lynn on Monday, 17 July 2017 16:31

For some reason, reading the synopsis made me think of Halloweentown... ?

Witches... Magic... What's not to love?
Throw in an awesome cover and I'm sold!



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For some reason, reading the synopsis made me think of Halloweentown... ? Witches... Magic... What's not to love? Throw in an awesome cover and I'm sold!
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 22 July 2017 10:57

I love the purple cover and how the title is smoke--makes it spooky and matches the synopsis well. I love books with secrets and this one promises many.

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I love the purple cover and how the title is smoke--makes it spooky and matches the synopsis well. I love books with secrets and this one promises many.
Courtney Gendreau on Sunday, 23 July 2017 01:42

I love the cover, and it sounds like a great read!

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I love the cover, and it sounds like a great read!

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