Title: A Sprinkle of Sorcery (A Pinch of Magic #2)
Author: Michelle Harrison.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to EdelWeiss for providing the ARC, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Page count: 257.
Release day: August 17th 2021 (although the UK copy has already been released!)
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy.
Rating: 4 stars.
*Be aware that this is book two in a series!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
This sequel to A Pinch of Magic is another spellbinding sisterly adventure, this time with a haunted shipwreck, a fierce pirate, and, of course, a little magic!
The family curse has been lifted, and the Widdershins sisters—Betty, Fliss, and Charlie—are free to leave the misty prison isle of Crowstone. But when a mysterious girl arrives at their inn accompanied by a will-o’-the-wisp, or ghost, it seems another adventure has landed on their doorstep. The stranger, named Willow, is an escaped prisoner from nearby Lament, desperate to clear her father’s name before he’s executed for a crime he didn’t commit.
Then Charlie is kidnapped by poachers, swept away on a dangerous mission in search of pirate treasure that’s protected by a vengeful ghost. Betty, Fliss, and Willow pile into their trusty boat and embark on another incredible adventure, one that involves ghosts, fierce pirates, and a journey to a mythic island that exists only in legends. Can they save their sister—and themselves—once more?
This series is so much fun! I love the adventure, the characters and the setting!
In this series we follow three sisters who thought they were cursed to stay on this island for the rest of their lives. After the first book this curse is lifted, so now some of them really want to leave. Then one day a girl visits them, and they have to go help her, meaning they are going on an adventure!
The Widdershins sisters are amazing, I love their relations together, but they also have arguments which make them more relatable! I really like that they have distinct characters, they really stand apart. And I like that you really notice this even though we’re only reading from Betty’s POV!
Besides the sisters, Willow and Spit were also very interesting and fun characters!
The setting of this book is so atmospheric! It is set at sea, and at some point we’re leaving the island to visit other islands! I really loved their visit of these other islands, Harrison really set an amazing scene for these books, I could really imagine where they were!
I think I read the first half of the book in one sitting, I just could not put down the book! Both because the plot was so good, but I was also absolutely loving the writing!
If anyone is interested in reading a new, fast-paced, adventurous children’s series I really recommend this one!
In the UK the third book will be releasing in the beginning of 2021, and I’m very excited to pick this up! I’m also very interested in Michelle Harrison’s other series, The Thirteen Treasures!