"Witchlings" is an utterly delightful and enchanting read that will capture the hearts of both young readers and their parents. With its themes of magic, adventure, and friendship, this book is a delightful escape into a world where three brave and relatable heroines take center stage. Our daughter was captivated by the story, and we found ourselves enjoying the journey right alongside her.
From the talented Claribel A. Ortega, author of "Frizzy" and "Ghost Squad," comes this charming sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling and #1 Indie bestselling "Witchlings." Set in the magical world of the Twelve Towns, the story follows Seven Salazar, Valley Pepperhorn, and Thorn Laroux – three famous Spares who aren't your typical perfect students, cheerleaders, or popular kids. Instead, they are relatable, everyday girls with their own unique strengths and struggles.
The adventure unfolds as the Twelve Towns gather for the legendary Golden Frog Games, a magical tournament held every four years. With Ravenskill hosting the event, all eyes are on our brave heroines as they prepare to compete. However, when a forbidden hex turns fellow champions to stone, suspicion falls on the Witchlings.
As Seven, Valley, and Thorn work to unravel the mystery of the stonifications, they must also contend with their own magical challenges. Seven, in particular, is hiding a dangerous secret: while she should be able to communicate with animals, she hears the voices of monstruos more clearly, with one spine-chilling voice looming louder than the rest.
Can Seven fix her broken magic and discover who is behind the stonifications before Thorn becomes the next victim? The captivating story that follows is filled with suspense, excitement, and heart.
What truly makes "Witchlings" stand out is its trio of strong, brave heroines who prove that friendship and courage can conquer even the most formidable challenges. Their relatability and determination make them inspiring role models for young readers, and their magical adventures are nothing short of enchanting.
In conclusion, "Witchlings" is a captivating and heartwarming tale perfect for readers who love magic, adventure, and friendship. With its lovable characters and exciting storyline, this book is sure to become a favorite among young readers and their parents alike. Don't miss out on this spellbinding adventure!
About Claribel A. Ortega:
Claribel A. Ortega, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Squad, Witchlings, and Frizzy
(Pura Belpre Award-winner), is a former reporter who writes middle grade and young adult
fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with
eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she's cohosting her podcasts Write or
Die and Bad Author Book Club and helping authors navigate publishing with her consulting
business, GIFGRRL. Claribel has been featured on BuzzFeed, NPR, Good Morning America, and
Deadline. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok at @Claribel_Ortega and on her
website at claribelortega.com.