You Better Stop The Thing You’re Doin’
Spells of Blood and Kin
By Claire Humphrey
2016’s standalone urban fantasy Spells of Blood and Kin is Claire Humphrey’s debut novel.
Lissa Nevsky’s grandmother dies and leaves her three legacies: intense grief, a large and mostly empty house, and a clientele that expects her to assume her grandmother’s role as koldun’ia (witch). Lissa is one of the few (perhaps the only) Russian-style witches in all Toronto.
One of grandmother’s spells stopped working when she died. This has some severe consequences for the beneficiary, Maksim Volkov. And incidentally for a student named Nick.