Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Witch's Kitchen by Dianna Sanchez

Millie just can't get her magic to work.  She tries spells and enchantments and they all backfire.  The only place she's got any "magic" is in the kitchen.  She's an excellent cook but she's not learning the witchcraft her mother is trying to teach her.  Then her grandmother, the current Baba, decides she should attend the Enchanted Forest school...

Dreaming Robot Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  The book has been published so you can grab a copy now.

Millie is thrilled to go school.  She can avoid her mom's lessons and her failures this way.  She's even more excited when she meets her brother Max there.  She hadn't seen him for five years because he was with his wizard father so she's excited.  He helps her settle in and she makes more friends as time goes on.

The school is filled with goblins, pixies, elves and more.  Millie is learning different cultures and doing her lessons.  Some of those backfire, too.  She thinks she's hopeless.  As she struggles on and tries not to make more of a mess of things, she has other battles.  A budding witch that doesn't like her is trying to sabotage her.  A goblin is messing with her.  Max is going to get in trouble for going to school and she's worried about that.  And then she finds out her father isn't dead, like her mother said.  

It was a fun read, Millie has plenty of challenges and there will be more to this series.  I found this first one delightful to read and will be watching for the next in the series.  These are written at a middle grade level.

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