When Charmed debuted in 1998, it was an instant success. Since then, it has only gained popularity. A campy drama featuring sister witches? How could it not be a beloved classic! The new TV series reboot already has the internet whipped into a frenzy. If you’re as excited as we are, here are five books you’ll want to read.
A murdered mother watches from the afterlife as her teen daughter, Gigi, is left to recover from the trauma. When Gigi moves in with her family in South Africa and discovers that they have an obsession with magic, she begins to seek help from a local witch doctor who communicates with the dead. A perfect mix of American Horror Story with THE LOVELY BONES.
While there isn't much magic in the rich, gripping Seven Sisters series, author Lucinda Riley opts instead to explore complex sister relationships. In this first book of the series, the titular sisters—all of whom were adopted as babies—are summoned to their childhood home following their father's sudden death, and each is provided with a clue to help her discover her heritage. The series spans centuries to create a truly sweeping saga.
This list wouldn't be complete without a little bit of corny camp. THREE DARK CROWNS definitely skews younger, but that doesn't make it any less taut, entertaining, and fun—and if that isn't how you described Charmed, then no one can help you. Where THREE DARK CROWNS differs is that, instead of being allies, the three sister witches are born to compete with each other to ascend to the throne.
Curtis Sittenfeld is a New York Times bestselling author whose work never ceases to blow readers away. SISTERLAND is the story of twin sisters born with special powers. Like the Charmed Ones, one of the sisters chooses to embrace her power, and she flourishes, while the other seeks a quieter existence. A haunting story of sisterhood and family as disaster looms.
Identical twins Kate and Violet were born with uncanny psychic abilities, but where Violet embraced and even made a livelihood from her visions, Kate did her best to hide them and live a normal life. But when a minor earthquake hits their hometown, Kate is forced to face the part of herself she’s always tried to deny.
Anne Rice is known for her Vampire Chronicles series, but her Lives of Mayfair Witches series is just as fantastic. THE WITCHING HOUR, a multi-generational tale of witches that spans centuries, is an absolute page turner. Readers have been captivated by Anne for decades, and this occult saga is the very best of the genre. There's a reason Anne Rice is an absolute legend.
For centuries, one woman in each generation of the dynasty of Mayfair witches has been haunted by a dangerous apparition, and now that her mother’s dead, Rowan Mayfair finds herself the newest target. Complex and hypnotic, this Anne Rice classic charts the history of an all-powerful magical coven and the forces that conspire against it.