Friday, April 17, 2020

Eva Evergreen: Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe - ESSENTIAL

Eva Evergreen: Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe, 382 pages. Little Brown, AUGUST 2020. $17

Content: G



Eva Evergreen has just one month to prove that she is worthy of becoming a Novice Witch.  Her powers are small and using them exhausts her.  The town she arrives at, Auteri, doesn’t seem to want her – the Mayor’s reception is much more than cool. And her apprentice challenge seems to be unsurpassable – prepare the town to weather The Culling – a mysterious force that has been sending deathly weather aimed to destroy towns all over Rivelle Realm. With only a few kind souls to support her, Eva will need every ounce of her magic and every encouraging word to prepare herself and her new town.

I think this is a perfect book for a nighttime read aloud with children. Eva’s challenges are not as action-packed or dangerous as some of the more popular fantasy books, but her story is steady and interesting and kept me coming back to finish the story.  And, as there is set –up for a second book, I am very much looking forward to continue.

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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