"Smith opens a trick door between bruising history and glittering fantasy
, to a place that will leave you drunk on secrets and dreaming of magic (and murder). The Witch Haven
is spectacular, singular, and spellbinding."
— Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue
"A beautiful story
filled with sisterhood,
mystery, and interesting magic. This book will keep you turning the page with immersive prose
and clever, memorable characters. I will be dreaming about this story for a long time."
— Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep
"As dark and lush
as it is utterly enrapturing
, The Witch Haven
is sure to enchant."
— Alexis Henderson author of, The Year of the Witching
"A positively spellbinding
debut. Smith has crafted a delectably immersive mystery packed with magic
, and an absolute powerhouse
cast of women."
— Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth
“The Witch Haven
is a dazzling debut -- a wonderfully thrilling
, sinister take on a secret school for witches. Sasha Peyton Smith deftly balances a nuanced exploration of loss with a page-turning magical romp
through 1911 NYC. I grieved, raged, and swooned right alongside Frances.”
— Jessica Spotswood, author of Born Wicked
"The Witch Haven is a mesmerizing atmospheric historical fantasy fraught with spellbinding magic
, mystery and nail-biting twists and turns
." -- B&N Reads
"The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith is a dazzling
historical fantasy novel about a school for witches in 1911 New York City." -- PopSugar
"Devotees of Libba Bray’s The Diviners
will enjoy debut author Smith’s affectionate group of witches breaking through straitlaced expectations in a historical New York." -- Publishers Weekly
"This intensely dramatic story presents Gaelic-influenced magic as a means to empowerment and shows the strength in sisterhood." -- Kirkus
"Mystery and adventure abound in Smith’s spellbinding debut." -- Booklist