With Halloween days away it is time for someone supernatural reads. Starting off with The Westwood Witches: A Secret Uncovered by Sarah Northwood
Book Review: The Westwood Witches: A Secret Uncovered by Sarah Northwood
Title: The Westwood Witches: A Secret Uncovered
Author: Sarah Northwood
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: 25th August 2018
Aero trembled as she held the box sealed inside black paper. The dilemma was a difficult one – her mum had told her the box contained secrets she might not be ready for. Once she opened it, there would be no going back…
Aero has always felt like a misfit and an outsider. Thankfully, having a best friend like Lilly, along with a grandma like Joanna, makes life worth living. But a terrible event tears her world apart, and Aero Westwood is about to discover that her family has more secrets than most.
With her clumsiness and loneliness resulting from endless house moves, I instantly connected with Aero. This book hurtled me back to my own childhood of endless school changes and making new friends. These experiences and emotions heighten the close relationships she has with her Grandmother and best friend Lilly adding to the Aero’s turmoil as the story proceeds.
The story was not what I expected which was wonderful because it would have been easy for a tale about a teenage witch to become similar to others in the genre but this has a unique slant. I love the author’s style of writing and the flow plot making it difficult to put down. This is a magical adventure with a perfect blend of the supernatural and realism by a natural imaginative storyteller. Even as an adult I can not wait to read more of the series.
What are you reading this Halloween?