A Demon's Guide to Wooing a Witch

‘Whimsically sexy, charmingly romantic, and magically hilarious.’ Ali Hazelwood

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Pub Date 30 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2023

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Welcome back to Glimmer Falls!

Calladia Cunnington knows she's rough around the edges and her hot temper can get the best of her. So when she stops a demon attack one night, she's horrified to realize the man she saved is none other than the cold-hearted Astaroth.

Astaroth is a legendary member of the demon high council - or at least he was. Suffering from amnesia after being stripped of his immortality and banished to the mortal plane, Astaroth doesn't know why a demon named Moloch is after him, nor why the angry, hot-in-a-terrifying-way witch hates him so much.

Calladia grudgingly agrees to help Astaroth find the witch who might be able to restore his memory, vowing that once Astaroth is cured, she'll kick his ass. But the more time she spends with the snarky yet utterly charming demon, the more she realizes she likes this new, improved Astaroth... and maybe she doesn't want him to recover his memories after all.

Praise for Sarah Hawley

'Whimsically sexy, charmingly romantic, and magically hilarious' Ali Hazelwood

'Reading this book is like standing in the bright heart of magic. I laughed, I swooned, I sighed dreamily, often on the same page. It truly was a sparkling delight, and I can't wait to see what spell Hawley weaves for us next!' India Holton, bestselling author of THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEWOMEN WITCHES

'If GOOD OMENS were a small-town, enemies-to-lovers romcom. It's bright, bubbly, sexy, funny, and glorious.' Vivien Jackson

Welcome back to Glimmer Falls!

Calladia Cunnington knows she's rough around the edges and her hot temper can get the best of her. So when she stops a demon attack one night, she's horrified to...

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I really loved A Witches Guide to Fake Dating a Demon but I have to say Calladia snatched my heart in that book so I was thrilled to learn that A Demon's Guide to Wooing a Witch would be her story. I am absolutely weak for an unapologetically angry violent heroine and an MMC who thrives on her chaos and violence so Calladia and Astaroth were perfect vibes for me.

There are a million ways for women to fail to fit into the boxes that society creates for us but angry, violent, loud and hench AF is a particularly difficult thing to be as a woman without feeling like you're failing somehow. Add in an abusive ex and an abusive parent and Calladia's ability to take up space and be her unapologetic self is not only joyous but inspirational. I loved that her journey wasn't about having the courage to be herself and crotch punch anyone who didn't like it (because she had that nailed down) but rather about allowing herself to be vulnerable with someone who gloried in all the parts of her she'd always been told were too much.

Astaroth was great fun, I loved his commitment to an aesthetic, and his rakish behaviour. A redemption arc can be hard to pull off without glossing over past atrocities but this one really got there.

Overall a super fun, truly enjoyable read. Oh, and the spice was top tier. Loved it.

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Huge, huge thanks to Orion Fiction (especially Javerya Iqbal, Marketing) and NetGalley for sending me an arc of A Demon’s Guide to Wooing a Witch by Sarah Hawley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review! I absolutely adored Sarah Hawley’s A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon and was over the moon to receive the offer to read the second book set in the same world of Glimmer Falls!
If you’ve read the first book, you will remember that Astaroth was the guardian of Ozroth, a soul-bargaining demon who fell irretrievably in love with Mariel the nature witch. The consequence of this being that Astaroth failed to collect Mariel’s soul and lost his bet with fellow Demon High Council member Moloch. Moloch demands Astaroth’s banishment from the High Council and from the Demon plane, resulting in Astaroth finding himself dumped in Glimmer Falls with amnesia! If you do recall the first book, Astaroth was Ozroth and Mariel’s nemesis, so any redemption arc needs to be absolutely magical, and Hawley applies the amnesia trope brilliantly.
The other key protagonist in this story is Calladia Cunnington, who we met in Mariel and Ozroth’s story. She is a generalist witch, who packs one hell of a punch, definitely has significant anger issues but, marries these to a shiningly wonderful sense of loyalty to her friends and a complete lack of recognition of her own finer qualities; A lot of which can be attributed to her hateful mother and past history, which you will discover during this absolutely charming and heartfelt endearing romance.
Calladia finds herself ejected from the bar she was celebrating Mariel and Oz’s new relationship, as seen above, not a new experience for her. However, from this point events take a turn with Calladia thrown into the role of Azaroth’s saviour and so begins their quest to discover a cure for his amnesia. From here onwards, the events just flow with a great pace, supported by the banter between the two and a developing relationship actually becomes totally feasible.
Yes, there are some huge bust ups, a villain or two and a few adventures along the way but, there is also depth to the story, some hugely relatable heart-to-heart conversations and massive growth on the part of both protagonists. I absolutely loved this whole book and refused to put it down, so if you are looking for another cosy, fun, heart-warming, funny and downright fantastical (think rugby playing werewolves, shifters and a corgi-shifter – you have been warned, plus Lilith the Mother of All Demons,) this is definitely the book for you, it totally was for me! A fabulous 5 star read that I can guarantee I am pre-ordering and will pick up again!

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A perfect, cosy, witchy adventure that will keep you hooked to the end. I loved this even more than book one and am glad to see the series is set to continue.

A Demon’s Guide to Wooing a Witch had me laughing out loud on almost every page. Funny, fresh and sweetly romantic, this is the perfect comfort read. Lilith, of course, stole every scene she was in and had me cackling - I hope she and her tentacle fanfics get to come back again.

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Back in Glimmer Falls! In the last book we got a brief glimpse of Astaroth, a cut throat demon who had no scruples going about winning a wager by any means necessary. He’s the villain, the bad guy and the one who attempted to kill our main characters of previous. Imagine my surprise when we get a full book and narrative from Mr demonic evil himself. And it works! Really well.

I honestly never thought I’d like Astaroth, but he’s very easy to get to like. His story was intriguing from the start and coupled with his banishment to earth, makes for a very compelling plot. Calladia too is a pure kick ass character and I really enjoyed getting to see a story develop with her.

And the build up in this! Ooof, it had me hanging off every word. It got better and better as it went along until I was racing through the pages. The building tension between Astaroth and Calladia was tantalising. I was all for the enemy to lovers trope and how much Astaroth won me over is tantamount to this authors ability to spin a damn good tale. I really enjoyed it and loved the story development in this.

Magic, witches, beefy werewolves, sultry demons and a side of spice. Who would have thought a quest with your sworn enemy could turn out to have such a happy ending?

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An absolutely delightful, cosy, romance that has the same heart and humour as the first book. I adored the tension and the politics was a fun addition!

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This was another one of those books that I requested and then wasn't sure about once I'd been approved. I'm so glad I read it!
Now, I didn't read the first book so I'm not entirely sure how much of a redemption arc Astaroth needed but this is definitely how you do it. He sounds like he was one cold SOB in the previous book in this series but I absolutely loved him and that only grew as I got further into the story.
Calladia was an absolute BAMF and I loved her so much!

I'm definitely going to read more by this author, despite it not being my usual bag, because this was just so well written and engaging! I loved it!!

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This book was a perfect escape to get lost in. I was hooked on to it through and through. I laughed, I cried, and I was engaged throughout their entire journey. The banter and the romance was chefs kiss. I was swept away by it. This book definitely deserves all the golden stars and more!!

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Oh so good. Put aside an afternoon and read in one sitting good. Yes, it is all a bit mad, and violent, bloody and sarcastic but that is what makes this book so addictive. There is nothing boring, it clips along at a fantastic pace and still hits the romance button, the irritating parents button and the good friends button. Go and read this book.

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I absolutely love this series. They are funny. They are cozy. They are sexy. The universe that Sarah has created is both modern as well as whimsical. I really love to see a grumpy x grumpy relationship as well.

This is the second book in the series and I would recommend reading A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon first because there are spoilers for that book, however it’s not completely necessary as she does explain everything you need to know in this one.

This book follows Calladia Callaway and the demon Astaroth, as they try to get Astaroth’s memories back.

I’m really excited to go back into this world with the upcoming third book!

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cw: emotional abuse, coercive control, gaslighting
When Astaroth the demon is banished to the mortal plane and stripped of his memory, he finds solace in the unlikely arms of Calladia Cunnington, the witch who kicked his butt for orchestrating a soul bargain on her best friend. Together they set out on a quest to recover his memories.
I love this series so much! Who knew I could possibly grow to adore the vain, snarky and seemingly ruthless demon mentor from the previous story? Astaroth and Calladia's chemistry sizzled, and their banter was hilarious. Astaroth was particularly amusing, especially when recounting his exploits, but he was also heartbreakingly vulnerable and I really loved the development of his character. Calladia was so feisty, but I particularly enjoyed discovering her softer side, as well as how she grew the strength to push back against her manipulative mother.
One of my favourite things about this series is just how rich and detailed the world Sarah Hawley has created, with so many well-crafted, quirky, and often hilarious details, from the political parallels, to magical dupes of real shops and websites. It's also teeming with every imaginable magical creature, and they all have their own unique personalities, and most don't take themselves too seriously. I also love how humour is interwoven throughout the action scenes, and could easily imagine these books as movies. I particularly loved the bar fight and the references to Astaroth's mother's AO3 fanfics. It was also exciting to delve deeper into the demon plane this time around, as well as travel outside of Glimmer Falls. Speaking of which, I adored catching up with Oz, Mariel, Themmie, and Ben, and I LOVED the new characters, especially the pack of werewolves. I cannot wait for the next instalment.
Another adorable and riotously funny fantasy rom-com.

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*Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to leave an honest review. A Demon's Guide To Wooing A Witch is published on 30th November in the UK*

Favourite Quotes:

Calladia didn’t want to date some burly brute. She wanted to be the burly brute.

“I think you’re perfect just the way you are.”

"...You burn, Calladia, and it’s not your failing if other people can’t handle your light.”

“I’ll never get enough of you...The sun could die and the stars could fall and the earth could rip itself apart, and none of that would matter, so long as you were in my arms.”

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I adored the first book in this series so knew this one wouldn’t disappoint!! Absolutely loved it! Such a nice, lighthearted read as we head into spooky season!

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It's been a while since I laughed out loud with a book. But this one was soo good, I kept laughing constantly. 

If I loved a witch's guide to fake dating a demon, I don't know what I feel towards this one because I think I loved it even more. It was absolutely delightful. 

Astaroth and Calladia are the perfect couple. That Astaroth falls in love with her precisely because she is strong, bad-mouthed and like to brawl and biker is the best, I absolutely love how they go from enemies to lovers with an amnesia plot line. Loved Astaroth growth, it felt natural and in character, and Calladia boundary setting with her mom. 

To be honest, I was kind of waiting for one of the demons to say they had done a bargain with her, and she has no soul because seriously that woman is terrible! 

I had forgotten that Mariel looks like Mirabel from encanto in my mind until she reappeared here, and let's be honest, it makes the book even more fun 🤣

Astaroth is a drama queen, and I had so much fun with him. And loved his background history, how he became the way he was. 

Lilith is a hilarious addition to the story and I want to read more about her in the future, please. Maybe one of her tentacles stories?? Just saying. 

So, if you liked the first book. Or if you like enemies to lovers, amnesia, villain redemption, lots of brawling and spice and a quest, topped with a weird werewolf pack and a good equal rights fight, with a lot of fun, make sure to read this one.

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When i say i LOVE this book, i am not kidding! I loved ‘A Witches Guide to Fake Dating a Demon’ but this will most likely by top 3 of my books of the year! Calladia is head strong and brilliant, taking no shit, but her mother and her back ground made her a relatable and complex character. Asteroth as complex as he comes. The character development is brilliant. Glimmer falls had more world building which allowed the town to really come to life. Learning more about the world in which it is set. I will 100% be recommending this book to everyone i can. I have already requested for plenty of copies in store because coming into Christmas this is such a fantastic title! I am so excited to see what Sarah Hawley does next with Glimmer Falls!!

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I loved the first book in this series and was surprisingly happy to find out the author wrote a sequel surrounding 2 other characters that were in the first. I definitely enjoyed her writing style and this well paced romcom storyline.

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