Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Midwinter Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag - ADVISABLE

The Midwinter Witch (Book #3) by Molly Knox Ostertag, 208 pages. Scholastic, 2019 $13  

Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G



This third book in the series has the main characters from book 1 and book 2 each facing their own challenges. Aster is a rare male witch. The family midwinter festival is coming up and he wants to prove himself and to be a good example to younger family members who might be different and hiding it. He can do this if he wins a contest called the jolrun tournament. In the meantime Ariel, his adopted sister, is struggling to fit in with the family and she feels like an outsider. When a blood family member of hers reaches out through the dream world, Ariel is tempted to make the connection. 

Fans of the series will be eager to see the latest adventure of the two characters they have bonded with from the earlier books. I reviewed the first book but have not read the second so it was a bit confusing. With the themes of friendship, family, self-acceptance, and standing up for yourself this book is it good read to having your library. Upper elementary we'll enjoy reading this series. The artwork was just ok in the uncorrected proof but could be very fun with final color. 

Reviewer: Stephanie MLS 

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