April 30, 2013

Book Review: What The Spell

What the Spell? (Life's a Witch, #1)Title: What The Spell.
Author: Brittany Geragotelis.
Format: Audio Book.
Series: Yes, #1.
Source: Publisher.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster.
Published Date: 1/29/2013.

"A teenage witch juggles popularity and romance while keeping her powers a secret in this spellbinding debut. Almost-sixteen-year-old Brooklyn feels invisible, but she desperately wants to be pretty, to be popular, to be adored by a cute guy. Luckily for her, she’s a witch about to come of age—so she’s only a few spells away from making it all happen. On her milestone birthday, Brooklyn’s conservative parents finally unbind her powers, which include the ability to magically match couples with a love spell. Brooklyn uses her special skills to get a makeover, new friends, and the attention of her crush, Asher. But the popular clique Brooklyn wants to infiltrate puts her in the same precarious position as her Salem ancestors: If she’s found out, she could be vilified—and lose Asher in the process. Can she make the most of her magic, or will she be luckless and loveless? Be careful what you witch for!"


I don't think I could give a accurate and true opinion on the cover, because I've never actually seen it in person, but instead online.

My Thoughts:

Who wouldn't want to be one of the popular kids at their high school? Who wouldn't want everyone looking up at them and spend their weekends partying with celebrities? But how high of a price would you pay to become a part of the Elite? Would you change your friends, change your looks, and change your morals?

"What The Spell" follows a girl who did all of the above and some more, to finally become one of the Elite. There are a lot of changes going on for Brooklyn right at the beginning of the story, not only is she striving to become one of the populars, but she's finally getting her witch powers granted to her on her birthday!

After having spent lunch everyday with her only friend, the school councilor, and browsing the web about witches and spells, Brooklyn is tired of the boring life she's been living and wants something new. She wants to become one of the Elite. And she's ready to do anything she has to, to fit in and stick out; including changing her entire body with a few small spells.

The rest of the story follows Brooklyn and her attempt to satisfy the Elite by helping two other members cheat on a test, by tee-peeing the principles house, and even by helping them break into the councilor's (her once best friend) office to take a peek at their records. But soon things aren't as great as seem them with the Elite, the group is caught breaking into the offices at night, the Elite black mail Brooklyn with a picture of her kissing another boy (threatening to send it to Brooklyn's boyfriend), and a video where she's using her witch powers to unlock the school door.

The story ends with Brooklyn confessing and standing by all of her bad choices; which I really liked, she had no excuses and accepted what ever punishment she had coming for her. Brooklyn grew up a lot; she became herself, not a member of the Elite. I don't want to give too much else away, because you really have to read the book yourself!

Overall I enjoyed the characters, even though at times I wanted to grab Brooklyn by the shoulders and give her a good shake! "What The Spell" was a light and fun witchy read!

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