Author: Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young readers.
Page count: 265.
Release day: July 7th 2020.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
A lone witch has powers. A coven has a multitude more.
New girl and secret witch, Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches-soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small north-western town.
The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad’s not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they practice dark magic. The two covens have a rivalry stretching all the way back to junior high.
When tragedy strikes and one of their own is murdered, the rival covens must band together to find out who is responsible before it’s too late. Someone’s anti-witch ideology has turned deadly . . . and one of them is next.
With an inclusive cast of teen witches who leap off the page with style, attitude, and charm, B*Witch is a singable read perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mean Girls alike.
Average: 6.00 (which means 3 stars!)
Honestly, I really want to read this book since I quite liked the cover! Also a book about witches, I’m always up for that!
What I really like about this book/world is that the existence of witches is common knowledge, but they are not appreciated. Everyone knows witches exist, but they are hiding and secretly practicing their witchcraft.
So in the beginning of this book there is a new president, who is really against witches, so ‘antima’ (anti-magic) groups are starting to exist. In this book we follow a couple of witches from the same high school, who are having to hide for this antima group!
The plot was definitely very interesting! We did not learn that much about the magic system, it was just there. It was more about friendship and trusting each other. And of course figuring out who these antima people were at their school.
My main issue with this book were the characters. They were all pretty interesting, and all had their own character arc. But they were supposed to be 16, and they really read as if they were 12.. For the first two thirds of the book I was convinced they were 12, until it was mentioned they were 16, and that kinda threw me off.
I would definitely recommend this book for the younger side of YA!