Seriously Wicked
Young Adult / January 6, 2017

Seriously Wicked #1. Author: Tina Conolly. Summary: The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one. Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch. Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school. Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance. To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch…will that mean she’s wicked too? (Goodreads summary). My Thoughts: Extremely quirky, fluffy read. It’s set in a fairly normal town, with an average highschool. Boybands, punk kids, arguments over prom – the works. But Cam’s home life is a little bit… different. It’s silly fluff, but honestly…

Wednesdays in the Tower
Middle Grade / Juvenile / January 6, 2017

Castle Glower #2. Author: Jessica Day George. Summary: Strange things are afoot in Castle Glower: new rooms, corridors, and even stables keep arriving, even when they aren’t needed. Celie’s brother Bran, the new Royal Wizard, has his hands full cataloguing an entire storeroom full of exotic and highly dangerous weapons, while Celie has her hands full . . . raising the creature that hatches from a giant egg she finds! Will they be able to find out what’s making the Castle behave this way in time? (Goodreads summary.) My Thoughts: Another light-hearted read for the younger kids – and now we get griffins! Content Review: Sexual content: None. Language: None. Violence: Minor roughhousing with a griffin – he nips, but leaves no more than bruises.