Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is more than just a novel; it's a book of spells, a collection of easy recipes, a charming Young Adult novel, an enchanting romance, and an action-packed adventure. As Audrey overcomes her insecurities and learns to protect herself against the wicked black magic of her nemesis, she grows into a heroine we can root for—a witch who knows that true power comes from deep within.
This is one of those books that can make a weekend fly by as you read it. It’s the kind that puts you in a good mood.
The protagonist is Audrey, of course, a teenage girl dealing with the regular issues that come with adolescence and with the things that come with being a witch in training. She is a fun heroine to follow throughout the book, with enough spunk to make her more interesting than many of the YA female protagonists that are out there at the moment.
I would have liked a bit more development in the book’s magical side. The magic performed in the story seemed to come too easily, and it would have added a nice bit of tension to have made it more of a challenge.
The story is fast-paced (sometimes a bit too fast), so that we are never bored. The ending felt just a tad rushed, but it is an interesting conclusion to the book. Of course, this is just the first in a series, so there’s still lots that will happen in Audrey’s life.
I recommend this book to YA fiction lovers and to those of you who are looking for something fun to read.