Graphic Novel Review: The Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2)


Howdy readers!

Hope you’re having a good pride month so far with many great reads. I just attended KC Pride with the boyfriend and it was a ton of fun!

Quick heads up, this week will be review heavy, so I hope you’re ready for some new reading recs!

On that note, I finished another read. This time I read The Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2) by Molly Knox Ostertag.

I absolutely adored the first book (review link below if you’re catching up), and I immediately requested the rest of the series from Mid-Continent library. Kudos to them for putting up with me. I’ve been very demanding these past few weeks!

So, did this second novel stack up to the first? Let’s find out!


Series Review Links

Graphic Novel Review: The Witch Boy (The Witch Boy #1) 



Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional talent for witchery; unlike the other boys in his family, he isn’t a shapeshifter. He’s taking classes with his grandmother and helping to keep an eye on his great-uncle whose corrupted magic wreaked havoc on the family.

Meanwhile, Aster’s friend from the non-magical part of town, Charlie, is having problems of her own — a curse has tried to attach itself to her. She runs to Aster and escapes it, but now the friends must find the source of the curse before more people — normal and magical alike — get hurt.



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The Review

Wow, what a stellar sequel! I loved the first novel in this series, and this one was just as great.

Since the last book, Aster has begun training in witchery and things have seemingly gotten back to normal. But when a mysterious new girl at Charlie’s school starts wreaking havoc, Aster and friends must gather together to stop the madness.

What I liked most about this sequel was the sense of growth with the characters. Aster is coming into his own as a witch, and he’s become more sure of himself and confident. He’s slowly shedding his insecurities and becoming a leader, and I loved seeing that. I also really enjoyed the development with Sedge. He doesn’t get a lot of page time, but it helps reinforce this feeling of growth.

There’s a core theme of friendship and overcoming jealousy and negative feelings in this book, and I think a lot of young readers could benefit from the positive message.

Aster’s world has noticeably expanded quite a bit to include Charlie’s, and that addition made this book feel more balanced between the magical world and the human one. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of magic and mystery, and though it may not have had as much of an epic feel as the first novel, the execution is solid and just as entertaining.

This series just keeps getting better!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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