IN-PERSON: Rachel Griffin with Christine Lynn Herman

We're thrilled to welcome Rachel Griffin to introduce her new YA novel Wild is the Witch in conversation with Christine Lynn Herman! Wild is the Witch combines magic and fantasy with a high-stakes survival story and delicious slow burn romance. Following their discussion, they will answer audience questions and then sign books. 

#1: Choose the ticket type "Admission & Book + In-Store Pickup". This ticket includes admission for one and one copy of Wild is the Witch and admission to the event.  

#2: Choose the ticket type "Admission + $5 coupon off the book". This ticket includes admission for one and and a $5.00 coupon that can be redeemed for $5.00 off your purchase of Wild is the Witch on the day of the event. The $5.00 coupon is only valid the day of the event on in-store purchases and will be given to attendees at check-in, one coupon per book.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Witches comes an immersive, enemies-to-lovers contemporary fantasy standalone.

After a night of magic turns deadly, Iris Gray vows to never let another person learn she's a witch. It doesn't matter that the Witches' Council found her innocent or that her magic was once viewed as a marvel―that night on the lake changed everything. Now settled in Washington, Iris hides who she really is and vents her frustrations by writing curses she never intends to cast. And while she loves working at the wildlife refuge she runs with her mother, she loathes Pike Alder, the witch-hating aspiring ornithologist who interns with them.

When Pike makes a particularly hurtful comment, Iris concocts a cruel curse for him. But just as she's about to dispel it, an owl swoops down and steals the curse before flying far away from the refuge. The owl is a powerful amplifier, and if it dies, Iris's dark spell will be unleashed not only on Pike but on everyone in the region.

Forced to work together, Iris and Pike trek through the wilderness in search of the bird that could cost Pike his life. But Pike doesn't know the truth, and as more dangers arise in the woods, Iris must decide how far she's willing to go to keep her secrets safe.

Rachel Griffin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Witches and the forthcoming Wild is the Witch, releasing August 2, 2022 with Sourcebooks Fire. When she isn’t writing, you can find her wandering the Pacific Northwest, reading by the fire, or drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband, dog, and growing collection of houseplants. Visit her online at or say hi on Instagram @TimesNewRachel.

Christine Lynn Herman is the New York Times bestselling author of young adult novels about magic, monsters, and growing up, including The Drowning Summer, the Devouring Gray duology, and All of Us Villains. Writing updates (and cat pictures) can be found on Instagram @christineexists or at

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Wild is the Witch By Rachel Griffin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728229454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - August 2nd, 2022

The Nature of Witches By Rachel Griffin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728251400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 3rd, 2022

The Drowning Summer By Christine Lynn Herman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780759557536
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022