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Book Club Reads with a Touch of Magic

Searching for your next book club pick? If your group is in the mood for something with a little magic mixed in, these compelling novels fit the bill. Read on to see which one you should read — and discuss — next.

Dead Wrong: Arcane Souls World (Grave Talker Book 6) by Annie Anderson Never make a deal with a demon. There are two things Darby Adler wants more than anything: to take a vacation, and to find who is responsible for the rash of witch abductions in Knoxville. With an ancient vampire in town and a slew of fugitives on the loose, her suspect pool is vast. But Darby has a sneaking suspicion she knows the culprit all too well. And if she can’t catch him on her own, she might just have to resort to more creative measures to get the job done. Here’s hoping she doesn’t lose her soul in the process. Amazon Goodreads

Cursed Mate (Shadow City: Royal Vampire Book 1) by Jen L. Grey and Shadow City Death waits in the shadows, stalking my every move. Family is everything. So when my sister ran away to be with her new boyfriend, I chased after her. A strange, crimson-eyed man attacked me within minutes of my arrival, only to bring me my destiny. Alex, an arrogant, handsome flirt, saved me. No matter how hard we try to fight our connection, we're drawn to each other. While he reluctantly agrees to help me, I discover a terrifying new world filled with creatures that shouldn't be real; shifters; vampires; angels; witches; and so much more. I'm surrounded by supernaturals with even a silver wolf and her mate sheltering me. Every minute I'm in Shadow Terrace becomes increasingly more dangerous, but I’ll risk everything to save my sister. Even if it means turning my back on the man who could possibly complete my soul. Amazon Goodreads

Where the Werewolves Run (Moon of the Monsters Book 1) by Lola Glass I'm supposed to be a monster. I grew up believing my mom and I were the only werewolves alive. But then I learned about a town where men and women aren't wolves, but lycans: hairy monsters that are forced to change with the moon. And I would be like them, if not for my dad. He discovered a cure, used it on me and my mom… and then ran away with us. Questionable decision, right? So I stole the research and headed into the town, determined to get the cure into the hands of the lycans. But the town hates outsiders almost as much as they hate my family. The only person who will even have a conversation with me is the hot guy who runs the town's diner, and he only talks to me when no one else is around to hear. If the lycans find out who I am, they'll kill me. But if they don't, I'll never be able to cure them. Regardless of my fate, I'm not leaving this town until everyone in it has a chance to take the cure… even if that means embracing the connection I have with the diner guy. Because I think we might be fated mates. Amazon Goodreads

Fated (Pack of Dawn and Destiny Book 3) by K. M. Shea I thought I hated not fitting in. Turns out I hate having a target on my back even more. Someone wants me taken out. To accomplish that, they leaked the secret of my magic to all the Packs in the Midwest. Now, almost every Alpha in the region has traveled to my hometown in hopes of convincing me to join their Pack. And some of them don’t seem to think I should have a choice. Greyson won’t stand for that—something he makes deadly clear to the other Alphas. What they don’t know is that I’m his long-missing mate. But wolves and hunters are enemies, and my hunter magic blocks me from accepting the bond…even though I’m starting to wish I could. Our incomplete mate bond is a constant drain on Greyson. Its existence puts him in danger—something he stubbornly ignores. But as risky as our bond is, I have to stay focused on the biggest threat at the moment. Whoever shared the secret of my powers wants to destroy our Pack. And we’re about to find out how far they’ll go to make that happen. Fated is the final book in the Pack of Dawn and Destiny urban fantasy trilogy and is part of the Magiford Supernatural City world. It features werewolves, hunters, and fae, and is filled with humor, adventure, and a sweet romance that will have you laughing outloud. Amazon Goodreads

Seeds of Glory and Ruin (A Mage's Influence Book 1) by Melanie Cellier Cadence and her sister possess the seeds of glory and ruin—or so their father always insisted. Cadence never understood what he meant until Airlie’s seed of power is activated, turning her into the most powerful mage in generations. Despite knowing it must mean her own dormant seed is much more malevolent, Cadence is swept away to the distant Mage’s Guild in her sister’s wake. She’s used to living in Airlie’s shadow, but she can’t see a place for herself in this new world. Nor can she believe in the apparent interest of the charming Zeke. No one has ever chosen her over her beautiful sister. But leaving her new home isn’t an option. Plagued by questions from her isolated childhood, Cadence needs answers, and the Guild might hold them. But as the revelations grow, Cadence must find a way to conceal the truth from her new companions before the sisters’ secrets turn everyone against them. And as word of Airlie’s power spreads, new danger emerges. Across the kingdom’s border, a threat is growing among the ruins of their former neighbor—enemies who will do anything to get their hands on the sisters and the seeds they contain. No longer able to shelter behind Airlie, Cadence must make a choice. Will she embrace her power—whatever it might be—or pursue a different path? Amazon Goodreads

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