Monday 2 March 2020

A Sprinkle of Sorcery - Book Review

A Sprinkle of Sorcery - Book Review
Michelle Harrison
MG Fantasy
UK Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK

Other Books by Michelle Harrison


The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershin’s sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie are free to leave the prison island of Crowstone. But when a mysterious girl arrives at the Poacher’s Pocket with a pocketful of hagstones and accompanied by a will-o-the-wisp, it seems another adventure has landed on their doorstep. And when Charlie goes missing, it’s up to Betty and Fliss to journey through the misty marches, past wisp catchers and on to a secret island that doesn't exist on any map…


Michelle Harrison has long since been an auto-buy author of mine. I have adored all her books to date and A SPRINKLE OF SORCERY was no exception. Fast paced and magical, it dazzled me from start to finish.

When a strange girl appears in their back garden in the dead of night, the Widdershins sisters once again find themselves pulled into a adventure. One that will see them unravelling age old curses, battling pirates and venturing to long lost isles in search of treasure…

This book was so sweet! I adored the bond between the three sisters, and how each of them are brave and cunning in their own unique ways. While once again told from Betty’s (the middle sisters) POV, this book saw Fliss and Charlie get much more page time and we got to know them even better. 

There were also appearances from most of our favourite characters from A PINCH OF MAGIC, including Charlie’s beloved Rat who was very much part of this adventure.

However there were a whole host of fun new characters and villains to meet. Pirates of varying degrees of evilness, ghosts with grudges and a witch with a very dry sense of humour. It was simply impossible to not enjoy this book!

The plot moves at a fast pace and the stakes were always high. The magic and stories inside the story were beautiful and craftily thought out. Much of the book kept me guessing and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we will meet the Widdershins sisters again in future…

And have you seen the cover? Isn't it just gorgeous! 

All in all, a lovely 5 star read!

Have any of you read this book? If so would love to know your thoughts in the comments :)