Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey. A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featurin...

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Title:Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft
Author:Tess Sharpe
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:1335016279
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:405 pages pages

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft Reviews

  • Melanie
    Feb 28, 2018
    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. Friends, when I first heard about this anthology staring witches, I almost sold my soul for it. Instead I sent a begging request to Harlequin, but I would have tried any amount of magic to get my hands on this. And wi...
  • Danyelle
    Sep 10, 2018
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in return for an honest review Thank You NetGalley! Let me start off by saying while there were few stories that didn't quite get me overall there were some beautiful stories in here about the persecution of witches and even traumatic things that c...
  • Helen Power
    Aug 26, 2018
    The title says it all. This is a collection of 15 short stories about magic and witchcraft, but it?s a lot more than that. Each of the stories uses fantasy elements as a metaphor for real life experiences and social issues. I was attracted to this anthology because it was toute...
  • Scarllet ✦ Underrated Lit Warrior
    Aug 27, 2018
    This anthology is filled with stories and a cast of characters that carry so much weight and so much power. In average, my ratings ended up a whopping 4.4 but I am not entirely sorry to give this whole book a 5 star rating. It was brilliant! The top four stories that I stan completely ...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Aug 23, 2018
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft is a YA anthology of short stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality...
  • Stacee
    Aug 19, 2018
    Between the theme of this anthology and the authors who wrote stories, I was all in. I really enjoyed this collection. All of the stories were so varied and the voices were fantastically diverse and different. I especially loved the stories from Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood, and ...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Jan 16, 2018
    Please please let me have an ARC for this NetGalley!!!! I don't think I have ever wanted a book this bad I need it and I need it now I can't wait until August!!! Update 2/21/18 HOLY FUCK THEY APPROVED IT!!!! I'm going out of my mind I can't handle this exciteme...
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    Nov 19, 2017
    Average rating (of 13 out of 15 stories): 3.76/5 stars, two DNFs/didn't read. RTC _____ The only thing I need in this and any other timeline is gay witches ...
  • Amy
    Apr 05, 2018
    ARC provided by Harlequin Teen in exchange for an honest review First of all, let me just say how much I appreciated this collection of short stories. The authors are so diverse and I absolutely loved the amalgamation of cultures represented here. There is so much rep for LGBTQIAP+,...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Nov 10, 2017
    She didn?t understand she?d done it. We all had, and we were only getting started. She didn?t realize that all her roaring, living, breathing anger could create so much light. When I heard that this incredible, diverse cast of women were gathering to create an anthology about...
  • Erin
    Aug 08, 2018
    This was one of the best anthologies I have ever read. The editors are to be commended because each story "stood on its own two feet." I just adored that all of our witch characters were diverse women, coming from very different cultures, different periods of time, women who were good...
  • ✧lilly✧
    Sep 07, 2018
    What a magical, diverse feminist anthology! The stories in Toil & Trouble are full of vengeful girls, unpredictable spells, and bewitching prose. Oh, and lots of gay witches. Pinky swear. Individual ratings & mini-reviews: Starsong by Tehlor Kay Meija ?? ? cont...
  • N.N. Light
    Aug 21, 2018
    There?s been a lot of misconception when it comes to witches. I strongly believe anything that empowers young women to explore their powers and then use these powers to create change is viewed as a threat and therefore must be stopped. I feel just the opposite and I applaud women who...
  • CW (new book blog coming soon! ✨)
    Sep 30, 2018
    Toil & Trouble is a wonderful anthology that is about witches, diversity, feminism, identity, women, and the oppression of women. It's heart-breaking, it's empowering, it's filled with wonder and pain and pride. If you love stories about witches, this anthology is unmissable. -...
  • Sana
    Nov 19, 2017
    hi in case you didn't know, this has gay witches and it's confirmed by Tess Sharpe. have a nice life waiting for this to come out, you're welcome. ...
  • Shannon
    Oct 18, 2018
    4/5 1. Starsong- 3/5- The story was fine, I just didn't really connect with the character all that much. 2. Afterbirth- 4.5/5- So I really liked this one, which surprised me. I don't typically jive with 'olden tyme' stories. Of course a 1600s based story was going to be a must in ...
  • andrea caro
    Sep 06, 2018
    Yep, I loved this. RTC. ...
  • Sara Saif
    Sep 10, 2018
    I officially deem anthologies weird and off-putting. It's official. For the record. Write it down. Any anthology book I pick up sucks. Whether it has fairytale retellings or Fairies Vs Robots or in this case, witches, the tales are badly written, the intended messages sail 45 degrees n...
  • Candace Robinson
    Feb 28, 2018
    These stories all had their witchiness! But as with almost all the short story anthologies I have read: you have the good, the bad, and the middle man that I?ll call Sam, because I like that name. I definitely preferred the ones that weren?t modern day. And I did expect more from t...
  • Sonja ✧ Badass Wanderer ✧
    Nov 19, 2017
    gay witches?? fuck yes. ...
  • Juli
    Oct 01, 2018
    I love spooky stories about witches, but they can get a bit trope-y at times. Variations on the same theme. Black cats. Warts. Spells. Incantations. It gets a bit repetitive. Toil & Trouble is a story anthology about witches that gives a new spin to the classic tales. These stories...
  • Aleksandra
    Oct 14, 2018
    Mathematically counted rating= 3,46 stars She didn't realize that all her roaring, living, breathing anger could create so much light. First of all, I?m appalled by the lack of content warnings here. Quite a few stories address triggering content. Self-pub is so better at thi...
  • Emma
    Mar 15, 2018
    I think of witches, and understand that there are too many people in this world who would rather see a woman burn than wield power. 4.5 stars. Toil and Trouble is a collection of stories about witches?tales of girls with powerful secrets, who are always on the fringes of soci...
  • Robin Bonne
    Mar 13, 2018
    I was excited starting this witchy anthology. Like with all collections, some of the stories were stronger than others. Four of them particularly stood out to me as being phenomenal: The Heart in her Hands by Tess Sharpe, The Legend of Stone Mary by Robin Talley, The One Who Stayed by ...
  • Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
    Sep 01, 2018
    This books has lesbians. Lesbians are good. Ergo this book is good. ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Mar 26, 2018
    ** ARC provided to me by Harlequin Teen for an honest review. ** I'm going to share my thoughts on each story as I read so please excuse the massive amounts of updates and times this shows on your feed. This book doesn't come out until late August but I've been in such a witchy moo...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 24, 2017
    holy shit, that cover. also: MAKE ? THE WITCHES ? GAY ? ?Arc received from the publisher via Edelweiss for an honest review. [ releases: August 2018.] ...
  • Faith Simon
    Jul 06, 2018
    I received a copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is probably without a doubt my most favourite anthology that I've ever read to date. It conjured up so many emotions during my reading experience, grief, happiness, inspiration. These stories made...
  • may ➹
    Aug 05, 2018
    Toil and Trouble was a pleasant surprise for me with its enchanting tales of witches, magic, and female empowerment, all written gorgeously. So many of these stories hit me hard, and they were all are so powerful and showed just exactly how magical witches?women?are. My calculat...
  • yeva 🐢
    Nov 19, 2017
    IT'S CONFIRMED, WE HAVE GAY WITCHES oh m ygod, i can die happy now ...