The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches – Book Review

Title:- The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

Author:- Sangu Mandanna

Date published:- August 23rd 2022

No. of pages:- 301 pages

Genre:- Fantasy


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating:- 5/5

A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family—and a new love—changes the course of her life.

As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don’t mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she’s used to being alone and she follows the rules…with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos “pretending” to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously.

But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. It breaks all of the rules, but Mika goes anyway, and is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and…Jamie. The handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House would do anything to protect the children, and as far as he’s concerned, a stranger like Mika is a threat. An irritatingly appealing threat.

As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But magic isn’t the only danger in the world, and when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn’t know she was looking for….

This is one of the best books I have read so far this year!

Mika Moon is one of those witches–she knew she had to hide her magic and keep the secret of her being a witch. She is also an orphan raised by Primrose and she posts online, posing as a witch showing magic.

But someone sends her a message, asking her to train three young witches on how to control the magic. They all live in a place called Nowhere House and soon, Mika gets acquainted with the three young witches as well as the owners-Ian, Ken, Lucie and of course handsome Jamie who seemed to get on the wrong foot with Mika at first.

If you have read House at the Cerulean Sea and enjoyed reading it, then you will most certainly love reading this book. Usually, in most books, I will have one or two characters that I dislike but in this book, I like ALL the characters! I also like the names given to the three young witches–Terracotta, Altamira, and Rosetta. Despite Jamie getting on the wrong foot with Mika, I love how slowly the romance developed between the two of them. I also really like the style of the author’s writing, which I actually enjoyed very much. There were some funny parts in the book, that will make you laugh out loud but other than that, I actually enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend this book. I did like the secret that was revealed at the end of the book. I can’t wait to read more books from this author–worth five stars!

Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. Sangu now lives in Norwich, a city in the east of England, with her husband and kids.

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