A little girl wants to be a witch so enrols with a mentor to learn the tricks of the trade. We’ve been here before but this new take on an old theme is worth a look because it’s a simple, fun story with some good jokes and enjoyable characters. It hasn’t strayed into some huge, rambling account full of faux mythology. Everything is kept sweetly humorous and lightly engaging and the scenes between witch and apprentice are really good and hook the reader in.
The magical world it weaves is a pleasant place to be – and with the multi-volume heaviness of recent explorations of the genre I felt happy to be back in a neighbourhood where I half expected to bump into the Worst Witch.