Title: Wildseed Witch
Series: Wildseed Witch #1
Author’s Name: Marti Dumas
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Page Count: 352 Pages
Author or Book Website: Marti Dumas Books | Children’s books where black kids can be kids.
Link to Amazon purchase page: Wildseed Witch (Book 1): Dumas, Marti: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: Wildseed Witch (Wildseed Witch, #1) by Marti Dumas | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Hasani’s post-seventh-grade summer to-do list is pretty simple: get a bigger following for her makeup YouTube channel and figure out how to get her parents back together. What she does NOT expect is that an emotional outburst will spark a latent magical ability in her. Or that the magic will be strong enough to attract the attention of witches. Or that before she can say #BlackGirlMagic, she’ll be shipped off on a scholarship to a fancy finishing school for talented young ladies.
Les Belles Demoiselles is a literal charm school. Here, generations of young ladies from old-money witch families have learned to harness their magic, and alumnae grow to become some of the most powerful women across industries, including politicians, philanthropists, CEOs, entrepreneurs—and yes, even social media influencers. Needless to say, admission to the school is highly coveted, very exclusive . . . and Hasani sticks out like a weed in a rose bouquet.
While the other girls have always known they were destined to be witches, Hasani is a Wildseed––a stray witch from a family of non-witches, with no background knowledge, no way to control her magic, and a lot to catch up on. “Wildseed” may be an insult that the other girls throw at her, but Wildseeds are more powerful than they know. And Hasani will learn that there are ways to use magic and thrive that can never be taught in a classroom.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I found this book kind of sweet and wonderful journal for Hasani. Who got her powers in a surprising way. That her emotions about what she was going through were so real. When this all happens she is given an invitation to go to a charm school that teaches her to control these new powers. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I want to see how her journey continues.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars