Spooky Magic by Elena Paige
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
The blurb: Being the only witch at my school is the best thing ever! So when the new girl turns out to be a witch too, someone awful and horrid from my old life, you know there’s going to be trouble.
My review: I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first book.
Spooky Magic is the second book in a series for young readers. It is quick, fun and quirky. I especially liked the beginning and the end, but the middle felt chaotic to me. I found that when I put the book down, I procrastinated about picking it up again. But I eventually did and finished it today.
While the storyline was chaotic, I appreciated the lessons the book presented to the reader — friendship, jealousy, selfishness. I guess the author attempted to show that when we are focused on what’s happening to us, with no thought of others, then we can say and do wrong things. We can try and justify our actions, but it doesn’t change the fact that we were selfish. Anyway, I liked the way the author resolved the issues the main character was having. It made the book worth reading.
Young readers will enjoy the colourful main character and her offsiders, and the situations they find themselves in.
I received a review copy of this book, and this is an honest review.