Spellslinger – Sebastien de Castell

25181955Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: July 17th, 2018
Publisher: Orbit
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, War Setting


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Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone. As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path. Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi – a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She’s difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen’s only hope… Continue reading

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Undead Girl Gang – Lily Anderson

35707056Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Published: May 8th, 2018
Publisher: Razorbill
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal/Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Witches, Zombies, Mean Girls


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Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft. So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again. Continue reading

Bras & Broomsticks (Magic in Manhattan, #1)

26210Bras & Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: 2005
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Witches, Magic, High School, Family


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What if all your wishes could come true? Blink your eyes, drink a fizzing pink potion, and poof! Life is perfect. That’s Rachel’s situation. Except she’s not the one who suddenly has magical powers. Her younger sister is. And as Rachel would tell you, spellbooks are wasted on the young. Yes, yes, of course world peace and cures for horrible diseases are important. But so is dancing without looking like she’s being electrocuted, winning back her best friend, stopping her dad’s wedding, and finding a date for Spring Fling. Rachel’s not bewitched. Yet. . . . Continue reading

The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw

35297394The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: March 6th, 2018
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance, Witches


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Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Continue reading

Sorcières Sorcières tome 1: Le mystère du jeteur de sorts

Le mystère du jeteur de sorts by Joris Chamblain

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Maison de publication
Parution: Juin 2015
Éditions: Les Malins
Âge recommandé: 8+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: Bande dessinée, Sorcellerie, Mystère,  Sœurs


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À Pamprelune, tous les habitants sont des sorciers et des sorcières. Dans ce petit village fantastique où des dragons apprivoisés côtoient des citrouilles-boîtes-aux-lettres et où magie et sortilèges font partie du quotidien, trois petites sorcières de huit ans sont victimes tour à tour d’un mauvais sort. Harmonie, petite sorcière elle aussi, est la principale suspecte. Elle aura sans doute voulu venger sa petite soeur Miette, souffre-douleur des trois premières… Mais Harmonie est innocente ! Elle est aussi la seule à pouvoir enquêter et à découvrir qui est le mystérieux enchanteur… Attention, il y a de de la magie dans l’air! Continue reading

Spell on Wheels, Vol. 1

34390407Spell on Wheels, Vol. 1 by Kate Leth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: June 20th, 2017
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Comics, Witches, Friendship, Road Trips, Mystery


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Three young witches head out on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to—or with—their possessions. Collects Spell on Wheels #1–#5. Continue reading

The Worst Witch to the Rescue – Jill Murphy

24105122The Worst Witch to the Rescue by Jill Murphy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Point of View: 3rd Person
Recommended Age: 7+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Children’s, Middle Grade, Witches, Magic, Animals, Frienship


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Mildred Hubble has always been the worst witch at Miss Cackle’s Academy, but she just knows this term will be different. She’s done the best holiday project ever and she’s sure that her form teacher, the fearsome Miss Hardbroom, will be impressed. Even her arch-enemy, Ethel Hallow, is being friendly to her! But is it all too good to be true – will disaster strike again for the Worst Witch? Continue reading