By Karen Cushman
ARC e-book, 224 pages (hardcover)
2016, Clarion Books
ISBN: 9780544301801 (hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: June 7, 2016
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.
Grayling’s mother is the local wise woman, but when a dark force destroys their cottage and turns her mother into a tree, Grayling must use her wits and knowledge to find her mother’s stolen grimoire and save her mother and the other witches and wise folk who have been cursed. She’s joined by a mischievous mouse, a cantankerous old weather witch, an unreliable enchantress, a cheese soothsayer and a foolish apprentice. The unlikely group of leftovers turned heroes must find the source of darkness and defeat it, else they too might be turned into trees.
At just over 200 pages, this was a quick read, so I don’t have a lot to say about it. But it was cute and I enjoyed the old-world feel the book had.