First in a Series // YA // Contemporary Witchery
Fun, quirky, and a little forgettable, I definitely picked up this book because of the gorgeous cover and pastel witchy aesthetic that I absolutely love.
And let me clarify, I like dark, contemporary witchy books. This one is so lighthearted it was a little hard to take seriously, though honestly, that is part of its charm. But it’s a balance, and I don’t think there was enough depth in this one.
I did enjoy my read, and it didn’t take much focus or brainpower, which is always a nice break for more heavy and dark reads which is usually all I think about. I really enjoyed the vintage fashion talk that our main character has with her best friend, and I also really enjoyed her babysitting jobs and the kind way she treats the kids under her care. Having the weight of responsibility taking care of another kid was a big deal to me in high school and it was nice to remember that.
Other September 2019 Reads:
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
The Spinner of Dreams by K. A. Reynolds
Mind Games by Shana Silver
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir