‘Witch Boy’ Series Continues!
The popular and acclaimed Witch Boy series by Molly Knox Ostertag will continue!
The first book, the story of a boy named Aster who wants to practice magic in a family where only the girls are witches, came out for Halloween 2017. The sequel, The Hidden Witch, was released on Halloween last year. That one focused more on friendship, with new witch acquaintance Ariel, and learning to appreciate family in spite of struggles.
The publisher Graphix has announced a third book is coming in the series. The Midwinter Witch looks at a different holiday, with a Midwinter Festival setting that features witchery and shapeshifting competitions and a family reunion. Here’s more of the description:
This year, [Aster is] especially excited to compete in the annual Jolrun tournament — as a witch. He’s determined to show everyone that he’s proud of who he is and what he’s learned, but he knows it won’t be easy to defy tradition.
Ariel has darker things on her mind than the Festival — like the mysterious witch who’s been visiting her dreams, claiming to know the truth about Ariel’s past. She appreciates everything the Vanissens have done for her. But Ariel still craves a place where she truly belongs.
The Festival is a whirlwind of excitement and activity, but for Aster and Ariel, nothing goes according to plan. When a powerful and sinister force invades the reunion, threatening to destroy everything the young witches have fought for, can they find the courage to fight it together? Or will dark magic tear them apart?
The Midwinter Witch is due out November 5 in both paperback and hardcover. As with the previous books, it’s aimed at ages 8-12 or grades 3-7.
Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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