The Coven’s Secret (Hidden Legends: College of Witchcraft Book 1)
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The Coven’s Secret (Hidden Legends: College of Witchcraft Book 1) by Alicia Rades


USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Alicia Rades pens an enchanting paranormal romance where witches summon powerful goddesses and warlocks battle dark forces.

Gold Medal Winner in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Contest!

Love is a curse when you’re a witch.


I thought witches were myth—until I moved to a secret town protected by magic. Turns out I’m a witch, and my powers will awaken on my nineteenth birthday.

I’m sent to a magic academy, where I’ll learn about the coven and prepare to meet our goddess. It’s there that I meet Lucas, a sexy warlock with an attitude. I shouldn’t be attracted to a guy like him, but he’s a puzzle I can’t figure out—and I find that beyond irresistible.

But there’s more on my mind than Lucas. If I don’t pass the goddess’s test to awaken my magic, I’ll be banished from the coven—and lose the only family I have left.


I wasn’t supposed to inherit death magic, but here I am. They call me the Reaper’s Apprentice. I’m tasked with carrying the last thoughts of the dead to the afterlife when I die. It’s a burden that grows heavier by the day.

Most thoughts are more depressing than I care to admit… except for one. I don’t know what it means, until Nadine shows up in town. She’s the one ray of hope to an otherwise dark gift, and I quickly find myself falling for her.

But we can’t be together—because there’s a curse upon all reapers, and if Nadine falls for me, she’ll die.


Magic, romance, and adventure collide in this spell-binding new adult urban fantasy series featuring witches, demons, and reapers! Cast spells, brew potions, and fall in love with sexy warlocks at Miriam College of Witchcraft.

"Nadine and Lucas serve as the linchpins of The Coven's Secret, and Rades does an admirable job rounding them out with interesting, heartfelt—and, most importantly—relatable backstories." -The BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly

"The story has a lot of action and plenty of twists - the ending will leave you wanting to read the next book straight away." -Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers' Favorite ★★★★★

"The Coven’s Secret is a magical story that pulled me in from the first word and had me enthralled right up until the end." -Nancy Allen, The Avid Reader ★★★★★

"This was dark, mysterious, drama and angst filled, a touch romantic, tons magical and I can't wait for the next book so I can jump back into this world that I was not ready to leave! " -KRLGA, Smada's Book Smack ★★★★★

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This series takes place in the Hidden Legends Universe, along with the Academy of Magical Creatures series, the Prison for Supernatural Offenders series, and the University of Sorcery series. The Hidden Legends universe features college-aged protagonists attending magical academies, dual points-of-view, disabled and diverse main characters, and steamy, empowering romances. Each series stands on its own and can be read in any order.

This is a full-length novel over 400 pages. Recommended reading age 18+