What the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis
(Life's a Witch)

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A teenage witch juggles popularity and romance while keeping her powers a secret in this spellbinding debut.

Almost-sixteen-year-old Brooklyn feels invisible, but she desperately wants to be pretty, to be popular, to be adored by a cute guy. Luckily for her, she’s a witch about to come of age—so she’s only a few spells away from making it all happen.

On her milestone birthday, Brooklyn’s conservative parents finally unbind her powers. This newfound freedom leads to a spell-assisted makeover, entree into the cool clique, and the attention of her longtime crush, Asher. Even better, Brooklyn discovers her true power: the ability to magically match couples with a love spell.

But Brooklyn’s quest for popularity is not without its price. As the clique escalates their initiation tests and she relies on her powers to complete the tasks, Brooklyn finds herself in the same precarious position as her Salem ancestors: if she’s found out, she could be vilified—and lose Asher in the process. Can she make the most of her magic, or will she be luckless and loveless? Be careful what you witch for!

About Brittany Geragotelis

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Brittany Geragotelis, a former Olympic-bound gymnast and magazine editor, is a self-professed pop culture junkie turned author. Her paranormal action book Life’s a Witch received 18 million reads on the writing site Wattpad.com. What the Spell is the first published book in the series, followed by Life's a Witch and The Witch Is Back. Brittany lives in New York City with her husband, Matt, and two cats, Murray and Cohen. Visit her at BrittanyGeragotelis.com.
Published January 29, 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 338 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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This all ends predictably: Brooklyn gets blackmailed by the Elite, random students are hurt, and Brooklyn learns some valuable lessons.

Dec 01 2012 | Read Full Review of What the Spell (Life's a Witch)

A Patchwork of Books

I hate this."And then I pretended like I had to go to the restroom and left and never went back.Here's why I hate those exercises: I get to know my characters by living with them in my head, and, later, on paper, while writing their story.All those trivial questions seem just, well....trivial.Bec...

Feb 01 2013 | Read Full Review of What the Spell (Life's a Witch)

Gr 9 Up—Though Brooklyn longs to become a part of The Elite, Clearview High's popular, pretty, and powerful group of kids, she remains off everyone's radar and spends lunch periods eating with the school guidance counselor, Ms. Zia. Things change on her 16th birthday, when her parents finally unb...

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