From Alex, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Pratchett, Terry
I Shall Wear Midnight
In the book “I Shall Wear Midnight” by Terry Pratchett, a young witch by the name of Tiffany Aching has spent years of studying amongst other witches. Now she is on her own. She does little bits of witchcraft but they aren’t that fun. Translation: She does the not-so-much-fun work for the poor and helpless. But then one day, someone or something has brought fear to her village and she must set out to find this evil being.
I have read many books on witchcraft and wizardry. It’s my favorite to read about. So I was really excited to read this book. But when I picked it up and started it, at first it was all drawn out and a little bit boring. So I stopped reading it and later on, I picked it up again and it started to get better. So, if you’re patient and you like witchcraft and wizardry stories, then you might like it. I do recommend it for people who do like this type of story. I hope you enjoy it.
From Andrea Kalinowski
author: Rowen, Michelle
The Demon in Me
Michelle Rowen has started a new series featuring Eden Riley and Darrak, a demon. Darrak was cursed by a witch and now must possess human bodies to maintain a presence. The series begins with The Demon in me followed by Something wicked. Eden Riley is a low-level psychic and is trying to assist the police in a serial murderer apprehension. When the apprehension goes wrong, the demon’s host body is killed, and Darrak, manifesting as smoke, invades Eden. They must learn how to share the body while attempting to break the curse of possession. Darrak, after living all these years among humans, has acquired some nasty habits, nasty habits to a demon whose main aim is evil. He cares about Eden. The books are suspenseful and intriguing in their description of the creation of Heaven and Hell and who has dominion where and why. A fast-paced read for anyone whose mind can stretch to believe in things seen and unseen. The next book is advertised as That old black magic with no street date as yet.
From Erik Schmid
author: Delaney, Joseph
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice, Book 1)
Imagine you are a young boy who was indentured to the local “Spook” as an apprentice. A Spook is a lonely, dangerous job, shunned by most, and it deals with opposing evil supernatural forces that threaten the land. Would you be happy to do this? Thought not. Thomas Ward is the boy in this tale, the seventh son of a seventh son, who is apprenticed to the local spook in order to learn how one captures, contains and banishes witches, boggarts, ghosts, ghouls and other malevolent creatures of the dark. This is book one of an ongoing series that really grabs the faithful reader. The horror is dark, but there is nothing in this book that crosses into the terrifying, so children can read this without trepidation. If your kids read Goosebumps, this might actually seem tame at times! All in all, a truly gripping book, that leaves the reader running for the next installment.