Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly

Title:Seriously Wicked
Author: Tina Connolly
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date:May 5th 2015
Source: ARC received from publisher.
Summary from Goodreads:
The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.

To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she’s wicked too?


Seriously Wicked is a fun, light-hearted story of a teenage girl that finds herself battling her adopted mother, who happens to be a wicked witch.  The world building started off a bit rocky.  I was unsure if the characters and townspeople are aware that witches and demons exist in their world.  When Cam's friend is inhabited by a Demon, he does not seem very phased by all the magical aspects of the story. The witches in this book are in hiding, they even have their own underground phone system and Internet!.  Cam's "mom" wants to take over the town and have the witches come out of hiding and Cam wants to do everything she can to stop her. 

All that being said, I think a key factor in enjoying this book is to suspend your disbelief.  There are demons possessing high school crushes, dragons locked in garages, and werewolves as pets.  I definitely think it is geared toward a younger YA crowd, so you are not going to find your swoon-worthy romance plot line or deep emotional feelings out of this one.  If you are looking for deep and intense character development I would recommend passing on this one. The book is great fun but it cannot be taken too seriously.

Seriously Wicked is entertaining blend of Sabrina-the-Teenage-Witch-witchery, high school drama, and learning to accept others and yourself.  It is worth picking up if you want a younger YA book with crazy witchcraft and a cute story. 

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