Welcome to my stop on the Fantastic Flying Book Club blog tour! I’m excited to be partnering with FFBC to share this cool new book with you! Below you’ll find my review, giveaway info, links to the tour schedule, and more!
About the Book:
Sabrina: Season of the Witch
(The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1)
by Sara Rees Brennan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: July 9th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Paranormal
It’s the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She’s always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. But she’s also lived a normal mortal life — attending Baxter High, hanging out with her friends Susie and Roz, and going to the movies with her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle.
Now time is running out on her every day, normal world, and leaving behind Roz and Susie and Harvey is a lot harder than she thought it would be. Especially because Sabrina isn’t sure how Harvey feels about her. Her cousin Ambrose suggests performing a spell to discover Harvey’s true feelings. But when a mysterious wood spirit interferes, the spell backfires… in a big way.
Sabrina has always been attracted to the power of being a witch. But now she can’t help wondering if that power is leading her down the wrong path. Will she choose to forsake the path of light and follow the path of night?
Our exclusive prequel novel will reveal a side of Sabrina not seen on the new NETFLIX show. What choice will Sabrina make… and will it be the right one?
SARAH REES BRENNAN is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been long-listed for the Carnegie Medal and short-listed for both a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award, as well as received multiple starred reviews. Her most recent novels include In Other Lands, Tell the Wind and Fire and the Lynburn Legacy trilogy.
I LOVED watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch growing up. When Netflix releases their darker take on an old favorite, I was in heaven. As if things couldn’t get any better, WE NOW HAVE A PREQUEL NOVEL!
I’m always worried about reading a book after seeing the show and vice versa. One typically takes away from the other. This was a pleasant surprise, though!
Told from alternating point of views, this book explores some of the dynamics the show didn’t have time to dive into. The setting felt familiar yet fresh and there are several new characters to get to know.
I highly recommend either not starting or completely finishing the first season of the show before reading this, but definitely read prior to watching season 2. While it’s the same storyline, the book reveals certain things that the show takes its sweet time building up to, but once you get to season 2 of the show, the characters have grown a lot since this book.
This was a fun yet eerie read. The author provided a great balance of humorous and creepy. I enjoyed learning more about Sabrina’s history and the inner workings of her mind (and her world). Learning the backstories of the characters added depth to the show and I will definitely pick up the sequel!