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Books of Wonder with Melissa Albert

August 14, 2022
5:00 pm

Event Information

Join Books of Wonder for the fantastic & romantic story-launch of WILD IS THE WITCH by Rachel Griffin, in conversation with Melissa Albert!

About this event

Sunday, August 14th at 5:00PM

Iris Gray knows witches aren't welcome in most towns. When she was forced to leave her last home after an illegal display of magic, her father stayed behind because he was unable to start over... leaving Iris alone.

And while the Witches' Council was lenient in their punishment, Iris knows they're keeping tabs on her.

Now settled in Washington, Iris vents her frustrations by writing curses she never intends to cast, and spends her days at the wildlife refuge with a witch-hating intern, Pike Adler.

Unbeknownst to Iris, everything will come to a head in Rachel Griffin's story of accidental alchemy and adventure. We invite you to unlock a magical version of the Pacific Northwest in WILD IS THE WITCH during this special live launch at Books of Wonder.

Rachel will be in conversation with fellow YA fantasy writer Melissa Albert, author of OUR CROOKED HEARTS.


  • We require purchase of the the event's featured book ( WILD IS THE WITCH) to attend this in-store event. Each ticket includes admission and a copy of the book.
  • All attendees over the age of 2 will need to wear a mask while in the store, as per NYC guidelines for live indoor events.
  • Remember: if you are not feeling well please do not attend this event!
  • If you have any questions about the event or any of these guidelines please be sure to reach out to us at

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Rachel Griffin writes young adult novels inspired by the magic of the world around her. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Witches and the forthcoming Wild is the Witch, publishing August 2, 2022 with Sourcebooks Fire.


Melissa Albert is the New York Times and indie bestselling author of the Hazel Wood series (The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, Tales from the Hinterland) and a former bookseller and YA lit blogger. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and included in the New York Times list of Notable Children’s Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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