Book Review, Fiction

ARC Review: Stories From The Witch Store

Stories from the Witch Store Book Cover Stories from the Witch Store
Olga Gutsol
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
August 19, 2017
128
Review Copy send by the author.

 

"Funny and imaginative chronicles from the life of a hereditary witch Arelia who, along with her loyal companions Cat and house-ghost Puck, moved to the small town of Burnaville to open the Magic Potions store. Here she falls into a lifetime of boredom. How have her magical powers resulted in this? What is missing from the charming life she has built? And so she begins a diary as amusing as her everyday life is, teaching the local population how to respect magic and dodging the troubles that inevitably ensue. When a large green dragon is conjured up in her kitchen and a handsome white mage sent to capture him, boredom flies from Arelia's life...but can she catch on to the promise this brings?"

Review

Charming, Sweet and witty. And this desperately needs to be an animation series or film. It is just too cute not to be.
 
I had to get out the dictionary at times, because there are some unusual vocabulary used. Almost Wodehouse-esque. 
 
It’s a short piece of 114 pages, but I found myself tiring quicker while reading the diary pieces, but still being interested. Therefore it took me longer to read than I would have expected. I think it’s because a lot of story gets condensed in just a few sentences. Does that make any sense? Or it could be that I was just physically tired. 
 
The characters are lovely. There’s the villagers, a vampire, a “werewolf” and the local priest. I just want to hug them all and have tea and biscuits.
 
There are also some gorgeous illustrations interspersed throughout the book. 
 
 And talk about a whirlwind romance. 
 
This book is adorable and that sums it up.

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