BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: OMG…Am I a Witch?! by Talia Aikens-Nuñez
OMG…Am I a Witch?!
by Talia Aikens-Nuñez
Elementary/Middle Grade Fiction
April Appleton is so annoyed at her older brother that she searches the Internet for a spell to turn him into a dog. When the spell works, April realizes she has more powers than she ever dreamed of! Now she has to figure out how to turn him back to normal before her parents find out. She has little time, but with help from her friends Grace and Eve she finds a book of magic that will hopefully reverse the spell. Will it work, and will April’s newfound magic save the day?
MY THOUGHTS 4 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
Super cute, quick chapter book about a young girl who suddenly learns she has witchy powers–because she accidentally turned her brother into a dog!
April Appleton and her friends Grace and Eve must do everything they can to try to turn her brother back into a human before her parents find out what’s really going on.
I think elementary and lower middle grade readers will adore this book. It’s only 150 pages long, and consists of short, non-intimidating chapters. Each chapter ends in a sort of suspenseful way, and I know that will keep pages turning quickly.
As an adult, I read this in one sitting and found it very sweet. There were only a couple of things I wished the book would have included: April’s age, and how she came to get her witch powers. Maybe there will be more April Appleton books to explain this?
There were several funny moments that I know will have younger readers cracking up, such as April trying to keep her doggy brother from peeing in her backpack, and the yucky potion she has to drink! All in all I thought this was a nice middle grade endeavor, and I would definitely read more from this author.
About the Author
Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write multicultural children’s books. Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband and daughter live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter Isabella.
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