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This is the conundrum that Allison faces. Astrid who has a beauty and home products line named Glamour has asked Allison to join her team. However, before she accepts, Allison gets word that her mother who has been in a psychiatric hospital since Allison was seven, is dying and wishes to see her. Allison is very conflicted because her mother who is a witch had thwarted all of Allison's previous attempts to see her. It turns out that Allison has two aunts and two adoptive uncles. Freya aka Astrid is a dark witch and sees Allison as a threat and seeks to either control or kill her and doesn't particularly care as long as she gets Allison to give her what she wants.
In a strange sort of way this book reminded me of the Stepford Wives. I enjoyed the humor in the book and thought that the characters were well defined for the most part. Using Mother Goose rhymes as spells was genius.
I was intrigued by this book when I read about it so I bought it. When it arrived, I sat down and read it until the end. That tells you something. It was a very good book in many ways. I am giving it four stars instead of five because in parts of the book, I got a little confused. I felt like it needed a little more explanation. I really did like the children in the book and could well relate to the mother at the birthday party. I was also amused when the bratty little boy bite into an onion instead of an apple. Now that was a great episode. I really did like that. I will look for Katie Schnickel again because I think she has a promising career as a writer. If you are in the mood for witch craft and just plain mean women, this would be a good book for you to read. I did enjoy it.
Follow a young woman's personal discovery of her past, present and future. Do witches exist? Who? Where? Is magic hereditary? How does a possible witch manage to exist in the closed society of a perfect town?