Publication Date: 05/05/2022 ISBN: 9781338745528 Category:


Claribel A. Ortega

Publisher: Scholastic US
Publication Date: 05/05/2022 ISBN: 9781338745528 Category:




A middle grade Latine witch story with action-packed
adventure, a coven of quirky Witchlings, humour and girl-power vibes.

Every year, in the magical town of Ravenskill, Witchlings who
participate in the Black Moon Ceremony are placed into covens and
come into their powers as full-fledged witches.

And twelve-year-old Seven Salazar can’t wait to be placed in the
most powerful coven with her best friend! But on the night of
the ceremony, in front of the entire town, Seven isn’t placed in
one of the five covens. She’s a Spare!

Spare covens have fewer witches, are less powerful, and are looked
down on by everyone. Even worse, when Seven and the other two
Spares perform the magic circle to seal their coven and cement
themselves as sisters, it doesn’t work! They’re stuck as Witchlings
– and will never be able to perform powerful magic.

Seven invokes her only option: the impossible task. The three
Spares will be assigned an impossible task: If they work together
and succeed at it, their coven will be sealed and they’ll gain their
full powers. If they fail… Well, the last coven to make the
attempt ended up being turned into toads. Forever.

But maybe friendship can be the most powerful magic of all…

Perfect for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers, Nevermoor
and Rainbow Grey

The second novel from rising star Claribel A. Ortega

A just-right mix of spooky adventure and cosy friendships – this
is set to be your new favourite

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