by Tina Connolly
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: May 5, 2015 by Tor Teen
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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?
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Seriously Wicked is a very fun and light read—it is very enjoyable.
I was drawn in by the cover and the title. Those two aspects made me want to read the book. While the first 50 pages were slow and kind of dragging, it picked up speed right after that and I was drawn by the story itself. Camellia is a funny character, even sarcastic at times. She lives with her adoptive mom, who turns out to be a witch and she believes Camellia will one day be able to do magic. All the while, Camellia has to deal with dragons, pixies and demons without any magic! Oh and they don’t use Wikipedia or the Internet. Nope, the witches use Witchipedia and WitchNet! How cool is it that the author came up with that?!
For the first time in a while, I read about a YA character that doesn’t whine! I was pleasantly surprised! Camellia is a very strong and, I would say an independent girl. I would also say she is mature for her age. I mean, she is struggling with school, especially Math, and she is dealing with stopping a demon and the witch. While doing all of that, she doesn’t whine or is irritating to read about.
The secondary characters are actually fun. I love Jenah! The way she talks is kind of weird but it’s fun at the same time. Then there’s Kelvin, Camellia’s Math tutor. He is super sweet but gets kind of creepy when he talks in a robotic voice. Still, he is fun. Sarmine, the witch, stresses me out so much!!! But I actually liked her character. It was definitely interesting to read about.
I love books that have romance. Usually, if there is a book that doesn’t have romance, I don’t read it (I’m picky). But with Seriously Wicked, you know it’s there but it is not the focal point, which actually made the story much more interesting. I think this book is perfect for young adult readers, I would even say middle graders because it is very easy to understand and it is fun! I really recommend it for the young crowd.
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