My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.
Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.
Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.
Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.
To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch…will that mean she’s wicked too?
Beware spoilers ahead!
Let me start by saying that I really missed reading a hard copy versus and E-ARC. You can imagine my joy when I started reading this one (I bought it)! I’m going to be honest and say that I thought this would be a 3 star. Usually books that are light, fluffy and funny are 3 stars. But I was wrong. Considering the size of this book (it’s really small) I was surprised that the author managed to weave in an excellent plot! With that in mind and how much I enjoyed it I gave it a 5 star.
Cam hates living with her adopted mother Sarmine whom she calls ‘The Witch’. She wants nothing to do with the witches crazy spells nor does she want to help her getting her ingredients. But alas the witch has some severe punishments (turning her hands into noodles) and therefore she does not have a choice. The only thing she has managed to do which the witch does not approve off is going to human school.
While waiting for at the bus stop in the morning, Cam sees this boy mumbling to himself. When it’s time to get into the bus one of the witches burning feathers is still on fire and the boy pours his water bottle on her backside to stop the fire.
The witch wants to summon a demon for the sake of world domination. Cam tries to come up with ways to ruin the spell. It does not work. Every time she thought she wouldn’t get the witches ingredients she felt her body go numb due to a spell by the witch.
The boy from the bus incident saved her a seat on the bus in a way of apologizing pouring water on her backside. His name is Devon. The two quickly become friends. Devon agrees to give Cam a pig ear ‘for her dog to chew on’. They agree to meet in ten minutes.
When Cam gets in her house she finds that the witch has prepared to summon the demon. She is horrified then points out to the witch the she didn’t get the pig ears. To which the witch reveals the pig ear is actually for their dog. In the middle of all this Cam forgets that she promised to meet Devon.
Once the demon is summoned he does not take too nicely to being put in a mannequin. He tries taking Cam’s body but the witch stops him. Then Devon shows up pig ears and all. The demon lunges for him and takes over his body instead. Cam and the witch try getting the demon to come out but he runs away. Furious Cam blames the entire thing on the witch and asks what to do. The witch tells her to help the demon get what she has requested that way the demon will be sure to leave faster.
The only thing that I didn’t like was how Cam kept on blaming the witch for Devon getting taken over. Even though it was also her fault. I let this slide because I really enjoyed the book.
I could understand why Cam did not like the witch. The way she treated Cam was unacceptable. Although in the end the witch wasn’t that bad. She just took it overboard when it came to punishing Cam.
I liked all the characters in this book. Partly because of the size (it was only 208 pages) they all played an important role in the story. Even the mean girl Sparkle as well as Kelvin (he provides Cam goat blood). I especially liked how Cam calmly explained that she was different than the witch and that the witch would just have to live with that. Specifically what I liked was how the witch and Cam’s relationship improved. The revelation between the relation of the witch and Cam was actually shocking. I really did not see that coming. Cam’s relationship with Moonfire (the dragon) and Jenah (her best friend) were really sweet to read about. I also enjoyed the romance. While the demon was in Devon it was nice to see how he grew as a character. He was more confident and simply grew. I can’t really explain it. You’ll just have to read it to see for yourself’s.
Overall this was a fun read! I would recommend this book to fans of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.