What the Spell? Life’s a Witch, Book 1 – Audiobook Review

What the SpellMy Rating: ★★★★★

Author: Brittany Geragotelis

Narrator: Joy Osmanski

Length: 9 hrs., 41 mins.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Publisher’s Summary: A teenage witch juggles popularity and romance while keeping her powers a secret in this spellbinding debut.

Almost-16-year-old Brooklyn feels invisible, but she desperately wants to be pretty, to be popular, and 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, which include the ability to magically match couples with a love spell. Brooklyn uses her special skills to get a makeover, new friends, and the attention of her crush, Asher. But the popular clique Brooklyn wants to infiltrate puts her 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!

©2013 Brittany Geragotelis (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

My Review: Debut novelist Brittany Geragotelis introduces us to a trio of books with the first in the series, What the Spell?. What the Spell? revolves around the life of Brooklyn Sparks, a teenage witch who is about to celebrate her 16th birthday a little differently than other gals her age.

Brooklyn’s parents bound her powers as a baby and promised to release them all to her on her 16th birthday. She’s been reading up on the spells though, and she’s ready for her new powers. Brooklyn’s parents are a very low magic family so she’s had to do all her research online through Witching Boards.

Her first magical mission? Makeover! Long blonde locks and clear skin to match her lovely legs. She’s a new woman and she can’t wait until her classmates see the new Brooklyn. Needless to say, her second mission of joining the most popular group in school, The Elites, will be easier than ever.

Things get crazy fast with drama at school, demands of The Elites and her match-making magical powers. She’s madly in love, but does he love her magic or her?

Geragotelis mixes teenage problems and witchcraft to create a wonderful young adult audiobook. I’m anxious to see if Asher, her love and fellow witch, reappears in the second installment, Life’s a Witch, which should hit the shelves July, 2013.

Check out the What the Spell? book trailer:

Narrator Review: Joy Osmanski isn’t a stranger to audiobook narration and it shows in this book! She provides a young voice for Brooklyn, The Elites, Asher, Abby and the entire cast. Osmanski made What the Spell? easy to listen too and fun. I hope she’s on board for the remainder of the series! Great narration!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this audiobook from the publisher. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. I only recommend books I think others would truly enjoy.


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