Saturday, January 25, 2014

Book Review: The Witch Is Back

The Witch is Back (Life's a Witch, #3)Author: Brittany Geragotelis
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: Life’s A Witch # 3

When two gorgeous, popular witches clash over a man, it’s magical mayhem in this conclusion to the Life’s a Witch trilogy!

It’s been a trying year for teen witch Hadley Bishop—she led her coven into battle against the Parrishables and lost her mother in a surprise attack. Now that the Parrishables and their leader, Samuel Parris, have been defeated, Hadley is looking forward to a relaxing, love-filled summer with boyfriend Asher Astley.

Hadley’s summer plans take an unexpected turn though when she and her coven head off to a witchy summer intensive. Once there, Hadley immediately finds herself in a power struggle with Brooklyn Sparks. Like Hadley, Brooklyn is gorgeous and popular, but she’s also…Asher’s ex-girlfriend?!

As if this news isn’t enough to rattle Hadley, there are rumors of a rogue witch in the woods, and someone is playing dangerous pranks around camp. Hadley suspects that Brooklyn is behind the pranks, but is she willing to risk losing her friends and Asher to prove it? In this electrifying conclusion to the Life’s a Witch series, Hadley will discover that love is more powerful than any spell—but it comes with a price.

The funny thing about betrayal is that by the time you know about it, the damage has already been done.

Please don’t let her be pretty…give her a hideous growth on her chin or an awkward limp or even blah brown hair. Anything that would make me feel better about the look that is currently on Asher’s face.

Call me crazy, but I feel like powerful people have a duty to use their positions in the public eye for good, not evil. Like the saying goes, you catch more bees with honey.

“The Witch in the Woods isn’t just some folktale,” Colette repeated. “She’s real.”

The third book in the Life’s A Witch series, is sure to please readers that have enjoyed this series right from the start. Geragotelis creates characters that quickly find a place in your heart. Her world of witchcraft is adventurous and I especially love all the Salem Witch Trial references. Brooklyn and Hadley are two very different heroines whose backgrounds I find extremely interesting. Brittany, the author, writes her characters in an extremely unforgettable way. She also makes herself available to bloggers and readers alike. She has a great network; this is the kind of author we all love to support!

The book opens up with another look into the past life of Bridget Bishop, one of the women who was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. This entire series has dipped its pages in history’s ink and as a huge history nerd and English teacher, I must say that this has been one of my favorite parts. I think Geragotelis was wise in writing in this extra piece to the story. It really helps readers connect to the witchcraft going on all around them, and it helps fuel the main character’s desires and passions!

Everything comes together in this final book. I enjoyed seeing characters come together and fight together. If you have not looked into this series as of yet, then I highly recommend that you do. This author is one that really deserves the praise of readers. She worked hard to get her book out there and with good reason!

***A copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Simon and Schuster in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a great series! Obviously this is a review for book 3... but it definitely makes me want to read the first book! :)

    Great review!