Guest Review: What the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis

Posted March 26, 2013 by shooting in Uncategorized / 15 Comments

Guest Review by Kari
copy sent for review, but all opinions are our own
Review: What the Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis
is the author’s first published book. Her debut book is a fun story about a
girl named Brooklyn who receives her powers as a teenager. Brooklyn is a witch
who had her powers bound by her parents until she turned sixteen because they
believed she needed to learn how to live life without magic. Before she turned
sixteen, Brooklyn was not popular and she didn’t have any friends besides her
school guidance counselor. On the day she receives her powers, she decides to
change things up. She gives herself a magical makeover and is barely
recognizable at school the next day.
new look gets her noticed by the Elite, a group of popular kids who rule the
school, and by the handsome Asher. Brooklyn’s world starts changing
immediately. She begins to do tasks for the Elite to prove she can be loyal,
but the tasks start to compromise her morals. Things become even more
complicated when she realizes she has a special talent for setting people up as
a couple. She decides to match herself with Asher and this causes her to doubt
their relationship.

popularity starts to overwhelm her and her secret life as a witch is becoming
compromised. Brooklyn soon learns that she may be over her head and that there
are more things to worry about than being a part of the Elite.

tells an enjoyable story about a girl who has to learn who she wants to be as a
witch and as a person. There are times when Brooklyn does get annoying because
the reader doesn’t agree with her decisions, but that doesn’t ruin the story.
The great thing about the book is that it does leave the reader wanting more.
There are events that aren’t explained and I hope this means there will be a


And there will be… Life’s a Witch comes out July 9, 2013!!

15 responses to “Guest Review: What the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis

  1. Sam

    I'm glad you found yourself left wanting more. 🙂 I'm sure I've seen this book around before, though I haven't heard much about it. Great review as always!

  2. I've seen this one around, and although I'm not the type of reader who is drawn to books that seem cute, sometimes I simply can't resist. Botht the title and the cover are just adorable.
    Based on Kari's words, this is a lovely, feel-good read, and while Brooklyn was frustrating at times, she still seems like a decent enough character.
    Lovely review.

  3. I don't usually like seeing the characters face on covers, but other than that I really love these covers! The colors are very eye catching!
    I also love books with witches so this sounds like a must read series to me!

  4. I had this book in a Friday Forecast and I thought it looked cute. After reading your review, I don't think it is for me, not that the book sounds bad or anything but it seems familiar like I have read something like it before. Still I like that it has a good positive message!

  5. I've seen a few reviews of this around, and it sounds really fantastic! It sounds super cute, and one of those intense yet at the same time completely unserious kinds of reads, which I seriously need right now.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh this sounds really good and kind of different too. I like that it sounds like a great feel-good series which is perfect for a change of pace from my usual reads!

  7. 1) It makes no sense to give your child magical powers when they're 16, since that's when the worst decision-making period of your life begins (16-22ish). Give them powers when they're 30!!!

    2) I still really want to read this, lol!

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