Sunday, November 16, 2008

The War of the Witches

The War of the Witches by Maite Carranza, Noel Baca Castex (Translator)
When her mother disappears, fourteen-year-old Anaíd sets out on a dangerous journey after learning that her mother is a witch, prophesied to be the chosen one to end an ancient war between two feuding clans.

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Teens will love watching the mousy outsider grow into an immensely powerful witch. The twists in this circuitous story keep readers guessing, wondering who's an ally and who's an enemy. Feminist issues (sisterhood, power, independence) surface, nudging young women to value their gender. All young adults will relate to Ana'd's unabated yearning for friendship. Rich, sophisticated language leaves readers spellbound; a relentless plot will have them panting during Ana'd's first tremulous steps into The Dark World.