Do You Believe in Magic? – Magical Stories for Teens

Have you always wanted to be like Samantha from Bewitched? I definitely have, and I am not giving up on that dream either! Cate and Kendra are definitely not the nose-twitching type of witches, but they are exciting all on their own. Welcome to two different worlds, one in the fairy-tale realm and the other in 1896 New England. Once you visit each world, you just might not want to come back to reality!

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood. 2012. 9780399257452. Gr 9-12.

Cate has always known that her future would consist of two choices:  a life-long commitment to the Sisterhood OR marriage. In her world, the brutal Brotherhood hunts down witches—which in turn are either sent to an asylum or a prison ship, or are executed. Cate and her two sisters have been hiding their secret for years—that they are witches. Not only does she bear the responsibility to protect her sisters, but Cate also uncovers an unexpected prophecy that will challenge the very framework of the Brotherhood.

Bewitching by Alex Flinn. 2012. 9780062024145. Gr 7-12.

Kendra has had quite the life of an immortal. She changed an arrogant boy into a misshapen beast. She was hanged when she tried to rescue some children from a gingerbread house. And that little mermaid she found in the Titanic lifeboat? Don’t even go there! Now a girl named Emma needs help, which might just involve an enchanted pumpkin or two. As fans from Flinn’s Beastly know, when it comes to Kendra, all bets are off when she starts bewitching.

Kristin J.