So, since Halloween is this month, I wanted my first post to be Halloween themed, and to me what better way to ring in the Fall season with Hocus Pocus. Now I know a lot of people who loves the movie is going to be skeptical, however this book is so worth it. It sticks to the original story of the movie, and the sequel expands on the story and brings everything together, while sticking with the true spirit that is Hocus Pocus.
The book description taken from Goodreads is as follows:
“Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.
Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity.
Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest death-defying scheme”.
When I read that description, I knew that I had to have this book, and I had to read it. This book did not disappoint me one bit. The way the author, A.W. Jantha, takes the story to a whole new level, and instead of changing the story, the author expands on the story. Plus, who could resist the amazing cover?
The main things that catch my attention when I decide to read a book and purchase it are the following two things: the cover and the description. Right from the start both caught my attention, although I will admit I totally squealed when I saw the cover and the title. This book is a must read for anyone who loves the movie Hocus Pocus and the Sanderson Sisters. This book will not disappoint you, and will have you wanting to watch the movie again and again!! Plus I was also singing along when the scene of “I put a spell on you came on”, I couldn’t help it, it’s a catchy song 😊
Image from Goodreads website