Author: Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin
Release Date: July 7th, 2020
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads:New girl and secret witchl Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches-soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small northwestern town.The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad's not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they practice dark magic. The two covens have a rivalry stretching all the way back to junior high.When tragedy strikes and one of their own is murdered, the rival covens must band together to find out who is responsible before it's too late. Someone's anti-witch ideology has turned deadly . . . and one of them is next.With an inclusive cast of teen witches who leap off the page with style, attitude, and charm, B*Witch is a singable read perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mean Girls alike.
My Review: This book has some really great things going for it and a few that I didn't love. First it had a super diverse cast of characters who are all witches (love witches). Second it had a mystery to solve. Witches and a mystery? I'm in. I liked the writing style and I thought the characters were well developed. However I felt like the story had some pacing issues and a few too many POV's (that's a personal taste thing though). Overall it was a fun read that needed a bit more work. I do think that some younger teen readers will really love it though!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*