Diary of Anna the Girl Witch #2 : Foundling Witch by Vic Connor - Book Review

Thursday, August 10, 2017

book cover for Diary of Anna the Girl Witch #2 Foundling Witch

What do you do when you discover you’re a witch... And that using your new powers destroys your soul a little each time?  Set in the Swiss countryside, this story blends ancient folklore with a coming-of-age tale about a young witch on the brink of womanhood. (Goodreads)

*I received an eARC of this book to review from Hidden Gems.*

I went into reading this book mostly unaware of what it was about. I knew it was a middle-grade fantasy and expected a cute story about a girl who finds out she is a witch. I was very wrong about the cute part and was quite surprised at how dark it was. While the story is told from the perspective of a girl who has just turned 13, it does not come off as completely childish at all and found it to be a very enjoyable read even though I am an adult. The story has great lessons in both showing kindness to others and the battle of good and evil that we all fight within ourselves.

The only problem I had with this book was the constant references to Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai. At first, I thought it was sweet that Anna Sophia looked up to them, but as the name-dropping continued and after a bizarre reference to The Hunger Games, it began to feel less genuine and more like product placement in a tv show.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5

Book & Author Information: Goodreads

Published:  December 7th, 2014

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