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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, by Sangu Mandanna

45 reviews

andloveistoolong's review

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adventurous funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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laurel616's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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helenope's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Found family trope? Check. Sunshine x grumpy trope? Check. Very well written overall, nice little “twist” at the end, plotwise. I wasn’t exactly expecting it but it also didn’t thrill me. I loved the characters. The book had a good amount of spice (which to me and my specific taste is 3 scenes max and this book had one).
I love how the book didn’t make any weird social media numbers up like some authors do when it come to things being viral on the internet, etc. What I do think is weird is how an 80 year old man was capable of knitting “a sweater for each person” as a gift, which means 3 kids and 4 adults. Personally as someone who knows how to knit and HAS knit several sweaters I would say this man would have gotten a severe tendinitis. 
I know worldbuilding wasn’t necessarily the main focus of the book but I always love how magic is described through each author’s vision. Witches make more sense as a community rather than separated.

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laneychambless's review

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adventurous funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Lovable characters, neat premise & multiple plot twists made this light hearted book a sweet & wonderful read. I really enjoyed it & appreciated the ending! Would recommend to anyone who loves magic, children & heart warming family-driven plots.

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elizmoe's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5


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joanasimao's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0


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lotte5322's review against another edition

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4.0


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makfisher's review against another edition

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hopeful lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Sweet, romantic, spicy, touches on childhood trauma but doesn't dwell, redemptive.

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brontesauruses's review

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25


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wilybooklover's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced

5.0

This book is simply delightful. A lonely witch finds love and acceptance when she agrees to tutor three children in all things witchcraft. 

I absolutely loved this story. Mika uses her sunshine-y nature as a mask to keep the world – and her loneliness – at bay. Jamie, the librarian she falls in love with, similarly uses grumpiness as his mask. Ultimately, though, this was a story about found family. As the book progresses Mika becomes intertwined with this quirky, endearing family and it was so wonderful to see her walls come down and accept all of these wonderful people into her heart. I’m not always a fan of children in books, but I really enjoyed their inclusion in this story. They were maybe a little precociously funny but they had some lovely moments of connection with Mika. The whimsical way that the witchcraft was written was the cherry on top and really fit the vibe of the story. 

Just a beautifully written cosy and romantic story that made me smile as I read it. I really needed something uplifting when I picked this up and it fit the bill perfectly. This is one for the comfort re-read pile. 

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