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Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Book 1) is a novel that serves as a prequel to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It was written by Sarah Rees Brennan and was released on July 4 in the UK and Ireland.[1] and on July 9, 2019 in the United States.[2]


It's the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She's always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. But she's also lived a normal mortal life — attending Baxter High, hanging out with her friends Susie and Roz, and going to the movies with her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle.

Now time is running out on her every day, normal world, and leaving behind Roz and Susie and Harvey is a lot harder than she thought it would be. Especially because Sabrina isn't sure how Harvey feels about her. Her cousin Ambrose suggests performing a spell to discover Harvey's true feelings. But when a mysterious wood spirit interferes, the spell backfires… in a big way.

Sabrina has always been attracted to the power of being a witch. But now she can't help wondering if that power is leading her down the wrong path. Will she choose to forsake the path of light and follow the path of night?

Our exclusive prequel novel will reveal a side of Sabrina not seen on the new NETFLIX show. What choice will Sabrina make… and will it be the right one?



  • The title of the novel is possibly taken from the 1966 song of the same name by Donovan and Shawn Phillips, whose title alone became a frequently referenced title in pop culture and other media. A version of the song is played in the second episode of season 2 of Riverdale — "Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks".
  • In an interview with the author, she revealed that two sequels were being written at the time. The first is entitled "Daughter of Chaos", with the second sequel titled "Path of Night".[3]
  • Sabrina had a brief wordless encounter with Jughead during the last day of the summer festival where he worked at the Hall of Mirrors.


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