Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Reluctant Witch on a Quest to Save the World


Stacey is turning 29. It's the time for a witch to come into her full powers and Birdie, her grandmother, is convinced that she will be chosen as the Seeker of Justice. Birdie and her sisters have planned a ritual celebration for Stacey's birthday, but the news that one of the four magical treasures, the cauldron, has been stolen changes the focus. Stealing the cauldron is serious. It controls the world's food supply. Without it famine will spread and signal the end of the world.

The council agrees that Stacey should have the title Seeker of Justice, if she can retrieve the cauldron, and her mother will be freed from prison. She's been there for years for killing a man who tried to kill Stacey. However, Stacey has competition. Birdie's school rival, Tallulah, believes her grandson is the true seeker. The council agrees that they should both look for the cauldron. Whoever finds it will become the Seeker of Justice.

This is a fun read. Stacey and the Gerahety girls, her grandmother and aunts, are zany and amusing. The quest is exciting and filled with magical spells and adventure. If you like fantasy, this is a book you'll enjoy.

It's the fourth book in the series, but I found it was easy to read as a standalone. It's an enjoyable read with a twist at the end.

I reviewed this book for the Amazon Vine Program.