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The Witch's Market, by Mingmei Yip

The Witch's Market - Mingmei Yip

The Witch’s Market, by Mingmei Yip, drew me in with its premise. The protagonist, Eileen Chen, was trained as a shaman by her grandmother. She later turned to academia and is now an expert in Chinese witchcraft and magic—at least, the anthropology of these topics. Her own abilities are a little rusty. Her dreams and a desire to write a book comparing Chinese witchcraft to Western varieties of witchcraft leads Eileen to the Canary Islands. I’ve been fascinated by Chinese magical practices lately and have never, literally or textually, been to the Canary Islands. So, I asked NetGalley for a copy. Once I got into the book, well, I started to have problems with the writing style...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.