Very good teen book. The author knows real witchcraft and spells and it shows in her writing.
A simple, yet stunning first entry into this marvelous series of 'teen witch' books. Highly reccomended.
This really reminded me of the movie The Craft about three teenage girls unhappy with their lives who start messing around with magic spells and semi-disaster happens. This book is about three teenage girls - Kate, Annie and Cooper. Kate is in love with a football player who doesn't know she exists so she casts this love spell which kinda works but also kinda doesn't. Since this sorta works she tries another spell to help with a chemistry exam. Again that worked but with negative side effects. She enlists the help of Annie and Cooper to help her reverse the magic. This book is about teenage angst, feeling different, feeling alone and fitting in. It's a good start to the series but like I said very much like the movie.
I wish I could give this book a better review, because there are so very few YA novels about real witchcraft. Unfortunately, the writing in this book is average at best, with a heavy dependence on YA tropes and a serious lack of diversity. (Just look at the cover art. Three blonde, thin white girls? Really?) That being said, it is a decent book for younger teens because its an easy read, and it will give them a lot to think about in terms of responsibility for ones actions and being open to people from different cliques. The books strength is its informative introduction to witchcraft, though the writer puts a dramatic spin on magic. (I doubt any girl who has flubbed a love spell has had the entire schools male population following her around for weeks.) I would recommend it for a kid or teen whos interested in magic and witchcraft, but I would suggest using this series as a starting point and branching out.
This book is a great teen/ young adult book. The author is very knowledgable and it shows in her work.
Pretty good for the 1st in the series. I look forward to the rest of them!