The Witches of Willow Cove by Josh Roberts
It’s not easy being a teenage witch. Seventh grader Abby Shepherd is just getting the hang of it when weird stuff starts happening all around her hometown of Willow Cove. Green slime bubbling to life in science class. Giant snakes slithering around the middle school gym. Her best friend suddenly keeping secrets and telling lies.
Things only begin to make sense when a stranger named Miss Winters reveals that Abby isn’t the only young witch in town—and that Willow Cove is home to a secret past that connects them all. Miss Winters, herself a witch, even offers to teach Abby and the others everything she knows about witchcraft.
But as Abby learns more about Miss Winters’ past, she begins to suspect her new mentor is keeping secrets of her own. Can Abby trust her, or does Miss Winters have something wicked planned for the young witches of Willow Cove?
This was so fun to read! Fall was definitely the perfect time to pick this one up.
The Witches of Willow Cove is about a group of kids that find out about the history of their town. Some of the girls gain powers on their thirteenth birthday and they realize they’re witches. Abby and Robby snuck out to an old asylum. They found an older woman who attacked them. Abby jumped on her broom (she was a witch for Halloween) and somehow made them fly. Another girl at school, Amethyst, came back just to talk to Abby. Amethyst hasn’t been coming to school much since her grandpa died. She’s been living alone with her pet racoon. Amethyst explains to Abby that they are witches and how they can find others that are, too. Abby starts spending time with Amethyst and Robby starts dating a new student, Becca. It’s weird for them to be apart so much, but Abby wants to keep Robby safe. There are other girls that become witches, six in total. A new substitute teacher ends up being the woman from the asylum. She starts teaching the girls how to use their powers. But women have disappeared and Robby finds out information about Joanna that seems to put everyone in danger.
This book was filled with magic. But what stood out to me was the friendships that grew. I adored this group of kids and I’m excited to see that there will be a book two.
I gave this book 5 stars.
Have you read this? Is it on your TBR?