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Diary of Anna: The Girl Witch

What do you do when you discover you’re a witch... And that using your new powers destroys your soul a little each time? 
Set in the Swiss countryside, this story blends ancient folklore with a coming of age tale about a young witch on the brink of womanhood. 
Anna Sophia has always known she was different. She didn’t know just how different until now. On the eve of her 13th birthday — in the orphanage where she’s spent most of her childhood — Anna wonders about her past. She never knew her parents, doesn’t even know where she came from. All she has to go by is an unbelievable fairy tale her uncle used to tell: that she was found as a baby, tucked among a pack of bear cubs in the wilds of Russia. 
To make matters even more complex, Anna has discovered that she can see and do things that no one else can. So far, she’s kept her powers a secret, and they remain strange and frightening even to her. 
It’s only when Anna receives a letter from her mother — a mother she will never meet — that she discovers some of the truths about her past, and begins to uncover the possibilities in her future. As Anna continues to learn more about her secret abilities, she finds out that her neighbors are hiding something of their own: a plot to harm Anna and her friends. 
Can Anna Sophia use her newfound supernatural powers to stop them? Can she fight back, without endangering her own soul? And maybe, just maybe, is her own secret tied up with theirs? 
Through a story of otherworldly magic, Anna Sophia finds a sense of real-world belonging. With its cast of strong characters, inventive setting, and engaging storyline, this fantasy adventure is a relevant novel for middle grade children or young adults. 

 

 

From the moment I began reading this book I knew I had stumbled upon an amazing story. The illustrations were beautiful and the storyline was whimsical and beautiful. I love the character of Anna and she seems to be an old soul, loving and kind. She is truly empowering and I believe that readers of all ages will enjoy reading this witchy tale. I can't wait to start reading book two.

5 Stars

 

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  1. Great review and I love your site! I hope you are enjoying the A to Z!
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    1. Thank you for stopping by and liking the site. I am enjoying the challenge and am already looking forward to next year's.

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  2. This does sound like a wonderful book. :-)

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  3. Good review!

    A-Z Challenge no 1334

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  4. Thank you!
    I was looking for a book for my niece about witches and this is right up her alley!
    Wouhou!

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  5. Thank you!
    I was looking for a book for my niece about witches and this is right up her alley!
    Wouhou!

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    1. Yay!!!! Happy to hear you found something for her. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Amazing cover art as well. I will have to look into this one. Thanks :)

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