Starting on this one for this month's #LMPBC !
It's giving me The House in Cerulean Sea vibes
Oh, how adorable this is! Mika is a secret witch who‘s been alone her whole life(witches die after giving birth to a witch child). She finds herself at Nowhere House tutoring three tiny girl witches where she quickly becomes a part of the found family there. Of course, there‘s a handsome Irish librarian! This couldn‘t have been any cuter and though my dark heart has trouble with cute and romance this whimsical novel is thoroughly charming.
@aperfectmjk here are a few books I had on my phone that have driveways on the cover 😊 The Children on the Hill *might* be a pathway, but it kinda looks like a driveway to me. The tagged is on my list for February for another challenge, so I think that‘s the one I‘ll be going with. #ispybingo
This was the sweet Halloween box from OUABC last year and I‘m really glad I didn‘t wait too long to read it because this was such a cute and fun read and I loved the buildup to the romance. I would really like if this was made into a series because I would love to follow all of the characters through their development!
I bought this for my swap partner, then decided I need to read it myself. Got 4 books from the library yesterday, even though I have lots at home tbr. 🤷♀️This found family/romance/witchy book feels like a mix of others in the genre, with its own unique spin of severe disturbance of attachment for the MC & colorful characters. Really fun, lots of magic, a few emotional bits. Using it for my library‘s bingo challenge (book with magic).
• Once Upon a Book Club #OUABC Limited Edition - Trick & Treat 2022 Box
#StoryGraph: fiction contemporary fantasy romance adventurous funny lighthearted
I don‘t know if I‘m just lucky, or what. But, out of the six books, I have read so far this year all but one was rated five stars by me. All six were different genres — some of them intense, some of them light hearted. All of them were diverse, well-written and a pure pleasure to read.
Mika Moon is one of my all-time favorite MCs.
"Niceness is good manners, and stopping to give someone directions, and smiling at the overworked cashier at the supermarket. These are all good things, but they have nothing to do with what‘s underneath. Niceness is all about what we do when other people are looking. Kindness, on the other hand, runs deep. Kindness is what happens when no one‘s looking."
Such a fun read. Feels like a cozy mystery story without the mystery part. Mika is a great character. She gets sort of tricked into becoming a teacher for 3 young witches and her interactions with them are wonderful. I enjoyed the whole book. The ending was satisfying and I would love to spend more time with these characters.
Here was another really good book to start off the new year. It gave me happy vibes similar to The House in the Cerulean Sea -- although there was more magic than I would have liked. Yes, I know, I'm a little odd, but I can't help it -- I'm just not into magic (it's one reason I generally avoid fantasy). It was still pretty delightful though, so if you DO like magic, it's definitely worth a read (if you haven't already!).
I didn‘t get to finish my last read of 2022. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches will be traveling into 2023. Thanks for the bookshelf support! I have 3 boxes that still need their home, but I was able clean out the packed closet & get a good chunk on here! I know there are bookshelf design debates, and double stacking is probably 😱, but Idc! I‘m gonna stack my books like I stack my 💵 and ❤️ in 2023 😂 Abundance Happy NYE
A perfect cozy read for a busy Yule Season! I liked the character-building and plot for its ability to ease my mind after long days of shopping and preparing for the holidays and teaching before school ended for the long break. Cozy Romances aren‘t my usual pick, but one of my #LMPBC partners selected this one and I‘m so glad I read it. I might not have picked it up on my own, but it was the perfect match for me this past week! Thank you!! 3.5/5⭐️
PS: full review is here https://scepticalreading.com/2022/11/witch-witch-youre-a-witch/
This book is a delicious treat! Framed through the lens of magic, this book looks at how we all need people to love and be loved by. A reminder that all anyone wants is to be seen and accepted for who they are. Mika takes you on a magical journey as she explores herself, her past and her future. And a man who is a librarian and can quote Jane Austen…Jamie will make your heart pitter-patter. With House on the Cerulean Sea vibes…read this book!
What a cozy fall/winter romance. Mika is an actual witch who pretends to be a witch on TikTok, when she's asked to come tutor three young witches, she doesn't know what to expect, but she's certainly not expecting what she finds at Nowhere manor.
I loved the found family aspects of the novel.
This is a fun read! Sort of a cozy fantasy maybe? That seems to be a new genre and I‘ve been enjoying them.
Magic wants to be used, so it hovers near witches waiting to be useful. That‘s why it‘s dangerous for witches to congregate- the magical buildup can be unpredictable for those without enough control.
Mika is asked to tutor 3 young witches living under one roof. It‘s against the rules, but what could go wrong?
If there‘s one adage I continually fail to live by, it‘s “work smarter, not harder.” 😅 My seasonal media intake for the month: 10 books & 7 movies (etc). I don‘t play games, however (in reading events nor in life), so my point tally is comparatively low. It‘s ok, though! What a spooky time to be alive (undead?)!
Thanks to @StayCurious & @Clwojick for a fun, all-consuming (🧟♀️🧠) event!
Points: 5,217 #TeamMonsterMash
A very cute read, and a fun world.
Mika is a real witch, and when her social media presence brings her to the attention of a group charged with caring for three young witches, she is convinced to teach the girls. Relationship drama, cute dog, and a grumpy male librarian make this fun, and the unexpected (to me) plot twist makes a good ending.
3.5/5 stars, read for fun and entertaining witchy light romance. Nice blend of family and romantic love
This was a very cute endearing story about loneliness & family & community. A wonderful read for October made even more special from the gifts opened at numbered pages throughout the book. Sorry for the bad pic but the 4 gifts are 1) Mika‘s Can‘t-Do-Withouts (6 essential oils) 2) Witch‘s Cookbook 3) Cauldron-shaped bath bombs & a “Witches Brew” spoon 4) key-shaped bottle opener in a little Sense and Sensibility book box. All in all fun gifts & ⬇️
Found family, romance, self worth and the stories we tell ourselves after life‘s painful events. Heavier topics inside the story compared to other witchy rom coms I read this year like The Kiss Curse or Go Hex Yourself. An enjoyable end to Halloween season reads and I was very endeared by our main character & the training witches 💛
My two for one #basicwitchswap AND #allhallowsreadswap -both are so fun! I‘m suuuper excited for all the books, esp the tagged. And I LOVE dark chocolate and tootsie treats so I have some plans for tonight 😆 The candle is adorable (already thinking about how I can reuse when I burn it down) and the mug and witchy bag are awesome (husband stole the mug for his coffee already!!) Thank you SO much @Pigpen_Reads 🧙♀️ 👻