Baba Yaga, Bella, has taken Jazz in to teach the teenager
how to become a Baba Yaga herself. Jazz is excited by this
opportunity to learn magic, and to be a part of Bella's
family. However, she is frustrated by the other Baba Yagas'
agreement that they can't help the Riders regain their
immortality. Taking matters into her own hands, Jazz makes
her own spell and travels with Koshka to the Otherworld for
the ingredients she needs. She knows her spell will work and
is determined to do this on her own. Only, when she
completes the spell the consequences are not what Jazz was
expecting, and now she must face the Queen and possibly lose
her chance to become a Baba Yaga.
WICKEDLY SPIRITED by Deborah Blake is a novella in Blake's
Yaga series. Fans of the series will remember the
heroine, Jazz, from a previous book, and will be quite
surprised by her story. Jazz is a typical angsty teenager,
except she has magic, and this combination makes her
interesting, unique, and relatable. She is headstrong and
vulnerable and shows growth and change by the resolution of
WICKEDLY SPIRITED. Jazz meets the challenges she faces in
her own surprising ways, and readers will want nothing more
than to see Jazz succeed.
Secondary characters, such as Koshka the dragon-cat and Baba
Yaga, Bella add depth and comedic elements to the story, and
once again readers will meet the fickle Queen of the
Otherworld who is a character that will grow on readers
through each installment of the series. Some interesting new
characters are introduced, and the plot twist at the end
will surprise readers. The plot moves at a quick pace, and
readers won't want to set this book done. WICKEDLY SPIRITED
is a charming and fun novella that ends on a high note, and
readers will be eager to read more.
Jazz, the powerfully magical teen first introduced in
Wickedly Powerful, is now being trained as a Baba
Yaga—and she’s determined to free the Broken Riders herself.
Jazz had a rough life before meeting her guardian, and she
knows she’s lucky that Bella is training her to be a Baba
Yaga. But the gifted young witch is frustrated by the slow
pace of her lessons. Jazz knows she’s capable of even
greater magic, and she wants nothing more than to find a
spell that will give the Riders back the immortality they lost.
With the reluctant assistance of Bella’s dragon-turned-cat
Koshka, Jazz travels to the Otherworld to get the necessary
ingredients to perform the spell. A willful young witch,
dangerous magic, and one powerful wish—what could possibly