Published by Freeform on July 10, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Halloween
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Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.
Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity.
Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest death-defying scheme.
Okay, so Hocus Pocus the book is amazing! The first part follows the plot of the movie with some added aspects. The second part was all new and followed their child. The pace was really good and kept my attention. I was on vacation when I read this which was nice and relaxing.
The second part of the book included a lot of modern technology references that I enjoyed. It took me a few pages to get my barrings and get what was happening. But once I did, just like first half of the book it was a quick read that kept my attention. There were so many details that made it fun to read and the different way that the witches come back was pretty cool.
If you love Halloween, Hocus Pocus, or anything spooky this book is for you! I would say it is good for any age because there really isn’t violence or anything. Overall the book did the movie justice and the sequel was just as good.