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Witches of Brooklyn

Witches of Brooklyn, September 2020
Witches of Brooklyn #1
by Sophie Escabasse

Penguin Random House Young Readers
ISBN: 0593119274
EAN: 9780593119273
Kindle: B084M5Y7CP
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"Wonderfully spooky and kooky. . . a lighthearted coming of age story."

Fresh Fiction Review

Witches of Brooklyn
Sophie Escabasse

Reviewed by Danielle Dresser
Posted October 1, 2020

Graphic Novel | Paranormal | Young Adult

In the middle of the night, Effie is dropped off at her aunts’ house in Brooklyn. Her mother recently passed away, and Effie’s aunt Selemine, her mother’s much older stepsister, is listed as her guardian. Effie immediately realizes there’s something different about Selemine and Carlotta, but she is charmed by their unusual living habits. They work out of their house, perform acupuncture, sell tinctures and natural remedies, and they just so happen to be witches.

Effie herself is also a witch--a discovery she makes when her fingers and toes start glowing, signifying her powers appearing. Effie quickly realizes being a witch will be anything but boring and figuring out what she’s capable of will take time and effort. Not to mention, she still has to go to school and she’s trying to make new friends.

But when a well-known pop star comes to the aunts for a remedy for a beauty issue that won’t go away ahead of a big performance, Effie has to be true to herself to save the day. . .

A wonderfully spooky and kooky graphic novel, WITCHES OF BROOKLYN by Sophie Escabasse is a lighthearted coming of age story. Effie is a great lead character who readers will root for as she tries to navigate life after losing her mom, moving in with relatives she’s never met, and trying to have a decent time at school. Add to that finding out she possesses magical powers and you have a delightful story. Effie makes two new friends at school who are very fun and both of her aunts infuse the novel with comic relief. Sophie Escabasse’s vibrant drawings are wonderful to look at and her straightforward dialogue is easy to relate to while Effie learns more about herself. Seeds are planted about Effie’s mother and some possible future adventures. Readers of all ages will enjoy WITCHES OF BROOKLYN.

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SUMMARY

There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family.

A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making Friends.


Effie lost her mom.

Lost her home.

And now she has to live with two strange aunts who she's never met before.

Life in Brooklyn takes a strange twist for Effie as she learns more about her family and herself. With new friends who will do whatever they can to be there for her, a cursed pop-star, and her new magically-inclined family -- Effie's life is about to get interesting.


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