Review: Book: The Scapegracers- Hannah Abigail Clarke


Title: Scapegracers

Series: Scapegracers #1

Author’s Name: Hannah Abigail Clarke

Publisher: Erewhon

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 400 Pages

ISBN: 9781645660002, 1645660001

Author or Book Website: N/A

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Scapegracers

Link to Goodreads: Scapegracers

Release Date: September 15, 2020

How I Got the Book: ARC

Summary of the Book:

An outcast teenage lesbian witch finds her coven hidden amongst the popular girls in her school, and performs some seriously badass magic in the process.

Skulking near the bottom of West High’s social pyramid, Sideways Pike lurks under the bleachers doing magic tricks for Coke bottles. As a witch, lesbian, and lifelong outsider, she’s had a hard time making friends. But when the three most popular girls pay her $40 to cast a spell at their Halloween party, Sideways gets swept into a new clique. The unholy trinity are dangerous angels, sugar-coated rattlesnakes, and now–unbelievably–Sideways’ best friends.

Together, the four bond to form a ferocious and powerful coven. They plan parties, cast curses on dudebros, try to find Sideways a girlfriend, and elude the fundamentalist witch hunters hellbent on stealing their magic. But for Sideways, the hardest part is the whole ‘having friends’ thing. Who knew that balancing human interaction with supernatural peril could be so complicated?

Rich with the urgency of feral youth, The Scapegracers explores growing up and complex female friendship with all the rage of a teenage girl. It subverts the trope of competitive mean girls and instead portrays a mercilessly supportive clique of diverse and vivid characters. It is an atmospheric, voice-driven novel of the occult, and the first of a three-book series.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. There is a lot to love about this book. Sideways Pike is wonderful character she is a witch and a lesbian. She is like most teenagers having the issue of making friends. That is until three popular girls hire to cast a spell at their Halloween party. Then she is caught up in a whirlwind of changes. There were moment of a lot of action, but then at times it slowed down. The action was great and all the emotions that characters have to go through. There are the hunters and all that goes on in a teenagers life. It was great and I want to read the next book.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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