Title: Begone the Raggedy Witches
Author: Celine Kiernan
Series: Book 1
Genre: Middle Grade/Fantasy
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Page Count: 300
Type of Book: ARC, Kindle Ebook, Netgalley Read
Review Word Count: 500
Rated: 5/5 stars
Notes: Look at me go with all these reviews!
I’m finishing books at a rapid pace this month! I’m almost halfway through my list of arcs on Netgalley!
Begone the Raggedy Witches was requested primarily for the gorgeous cover. It’s artwork is pretty to look at, and it was also requested as an excellent Fall Read, and I really liked this one to fit the mood perfectly. Not only was there spooky artwork throughout the book, but there was also beautifully rendered dark atmospheric vibes.
Middle Grade books have been absolutely killing it lately, and this was no exception. This was a good read for a middle grade, and while it seemed a bit long, it was definitely worth it. The writing was phenomenal, and the characters were moving. I think my only real complaint is that this is a series, and I’ve already got enough of those as it is.
I think those who liked Coraline from Neil Gaiman or even the Graveyard Book would particularly love this witchy novel. It’s got the same dark vibes, and the beautiful prose, and it’s just overall an beautiful novel to read.
I’m probably not going to finish this series, as I have too many others to work on. This was a beautiful book to read, but not one that I absolutely need to know what happens next kind of book, if you know what I mean. So with that in mind, I’m still going to give this book a 5/5 stars because it really deserves it, and definitely needs all the hype it can get.
Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book.