Audiobook Review: Wild is the Witch


Title: Wild is the Witch

Author: Rachel Griffin

Release Date: 8/2/22

Rating:5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Iris Gray knows witches aren't welcome in most towns. When she was forced to leave her last home, she left behind a father who was no longer willing to start over. And while the Witches' Council was lenient in their punishment, Iris knows they're keeping tabs on her. Now settled in Washington, Iris never lets anyone see who she really is; instead, she vents her frustrations by writing curses she never intends to cast. Otherwise, she spends her days at the wildlife refuge which would be the perfect job if not for Pike Alder, the witch-hating aspiring ornithologist who interns with them.


Iris concocts the perfect curse for Pike: one that will turn him into a witch. But just as she's about to dispel it, a bird swoops down and steals the curse before flying away. If the bird dies, the curse will be unleashed―and the bird is a powerful amplifier, and unleashing the curse would turn not just Pike, but everyone in the region, into a witch.


New witches have no idea how to control their magic and the consequences would be dire. And the Witches' Council does not look kindly on multiple offenses; if they found out, Iris could be stripped of her magic for good. Iris begs Pike to help her track the bird, and they set out on a trek through the Pacific Northwest looking for a single bird that could destroy everything


My Review: I really enjoyed this one. The characters were really well done and I loved the chemistry between Iris and Pike. The magic system was really well set up and I loved that it meant the witches had to work within certain boundaries. The narrator was fantastic and I loved listening to the audiobook.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*