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A Captivating and Diverse Magical Adventure - Witchlings by Claribel Ortega

three witches that are called Witchlings with one in the middle with a purple hoodie and two on each side of her. One with pink hair and the other with jet black hair.
Witchlings Book Cover

Witchlings by Claribel Ortega is an enchanting and delightful middle-grade novel that deserves a 5-star review. This book effortlessly weaves the magical world of witches with a diverse cast of characters, leaving readers longing for more.

One of the standout features of Witchlings is its ability to provide a fresh and more diverse take on the beloved Harry Potter series. Its captivating storyline and rich world-building deliver a magical reading experience that will captivate readers of all ages.

The heartwarming message of friendships and second chances is beautifully conveyed throughout the book. Watching the Witchlings navigate through impossible tasks while learning the importance of forgiveness and giving others another chance is genuinely touching. It reminds readers of compassion's power and genuine friendships' transformative nature.

Including mystery and unexpected plot twists adds an exciting layer to the story. Ortega masterfully keeps readers guessing and on the edge of their seats as the Witchlings work together to solve the seemingly impossible tasks. Each twist and turn is expertly crafted, keeping readers engaged and eager to uncover the truth alongside the characters.

While one aspect could have been improved, it did not detract from the overall enjoyment of the story. Seven's first best friend, Poppy, disappoints by abandoning her after both girls go to different covens. She comes back at the end of the book with a weak excuse for the reason for her distance. However, this flaw highlights the book's central theme of second chances and forgiveness. It allows the characters to grow and learn from their mistakes, adding depth and relatability to the narrative.

In conclusion, Witchlings is an extraordinary read that will transport readers to a world of magic, mystery, and friendship. Claribel Ortega has crafted a remarkable tale that resonates with its audience, providing an inclusive and diverse representation that is sorely needed in the genre. With its engaging plot, lovable characters, and powerful message, Witchlings is a must-read for middle-grade fantasy fans.


Join the enchantment of Witchlings today and embark on a magical journey like no other! If you enjoy a bit of magic in your story, you can also try Mrs. Franchy's Evil Ring and the Six Months that Changed Everything. Grab your copy, and let the adventures begin!

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