Monday, June 3, 2013

Book Review: Witch Twins by Adele Griffin

Written by: Adele Griffin
Published by: Open Road Young Readers
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Source: netgalley
Rating: 4 stars -- we enjoyed it!

Purchase: IndieBound | amazon | Barnes and Noble    Witch Twins

Synopsis:   Though identical on the outside, ten-year-old twins Claire and Luna Bundkin are as different on the inside as peaches and peanut butter. Claire is mischievous and Luna is a dreamer, but they do share a favorite hobby: witchcraft. Whether it’s making breakfast or washing dishes, there’s nothing a five-star witch can’t accomplish with a wave of her pinkie finger. But there are two strict rules: Don’t tell Mom, and don’t try any spells without Grandy—their magical grandmother—watching. When Claire and Luna’s father announces that he’s getting remarried to a loudmouthed Texas woman named Fluffy, the twins know they need to do something to stop the wedding. Fluffy wouldn't be a bad stepmother, but Claire and Luna know that she would lure their father to far-away Houston. A spell might be the only way to save their Dad, and they’ll try anything. Even if magic usually lands them in a pot of trouble. 

MundieTween read this book in only a few sittings. The plot line of Claire and Luna trying to stop the wedding (by using magic) was one she truly enjoyed. Grandy was one helpful character who gives the girls a lot of leeway for them to pursue trouble like allowing them out of her sight so they can use her spell book to cast an important wedding ruining spell. The results wilt flowers, make the food taste bad, and to make sure their father's fiancee does not say those two little words, "I do".

At the end of the story, there's a sweet twist, involving a character that the girls only heard of and who delivers a big surprise. This is such a sweet story and perfect for a tween who loves sibling mayhem plot lines. MundieTween is looking forward to reading Witch Twins: Camp Bliss, Witch Twins: Melody Malady and Witch Twins: The Ghost of Glen Bly, and I'm looking forward to her nose in a book this summer. A win-win for both parents and tweens!
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