by Tina Connolly
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Publish Date: 5th May 2015
Title: Seriously Wicked
Author: by Tina Connolly
Published by: Macmillan-Tor/Forge
Book: Stand Alone?
Genre: Children’s fiction / teen
Rating: 4 Voodoos
The hilarious new YA from acclaimed author Tina Connolly.
Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mum’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.
Suddenly Cam’s 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?
I really enjoyed this story. Cam was an interesting lead and her problems were not those of the usual teen. What with werewolf puppies and dragons and noodle hands. This was set in an well rounded world, I loved the dragons, while the demons were certainly interesting. I’d have liked to learn more about the phoenixes though and the unicorns just sounded weird – I don’t want to give too much away!
I think my favourite character was Devon. To be honest, he took this whole thing pretty well. I wish we’d got to see more of him as himself at the end though, the whole experience must have changed him at least a little. I liked Cam too, she grew a lot throughout the story and once she knew what was going on, she wasn’t going to take it any more.
Having spent the last few weeks reading nothing but BIG books it was so nice to read a smaller one. Nothing too complex or heavy duty going on, just a good, straight forward, non obvious story line which kept me entertained from beginning to end. I didn’t feel it was too short because it covered everything nicely, though it wasn’t all light and fluffy because we ARE dealing with a demon and a witch here after all.
However I do wonder if this IS The End, after all she’s got another parent to find! (and I’m really kinda hoping it isn’t…)