Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches, is a good witch.
Her sister Angelica? Not so much.
Belle rules her witchery kingdom using the ancient Wiccan Rede – ‘An’ it harm none, do what thy will,’ while Angelica runs amuck, casting one mischievous spell after another.
But this time, Angelica has gone too far.
It’s up to Belle and her former best friend, Atlas, the greatest wizard the earth has ever known, to save Belle’s niece, Gia, from Angelica’s magical mischief. If they don’t, Gia will end up in The Summerland just like her mother did the last time one of Angelica’s spells went awry.
Luckily, or unluckily, depending on how you look at it, Belle and Atlas have a little help from Atlas’s sons, who are every bit The Three Stooges, as well as an ornery faery named Tinker Hell and a deck of Tarot Cards waiting for someone to deal their destiny.
I adored this mischievous, fun, fast paced, quick read. So many aspects of witch craft was involved, from potions, chants, alters, tarot cards, familiars and more! The theme to the book was good witch vs bad witch. What makes it more intriguing is that they are sisters.
What I enjoyed most about the book was the close relationship between Aunt Belle and her niece, Gia. You could feel Belle’s sense of responsibility toward not only Gia but the whole witch kingdom.
Practical Mischief also touches on grief, how it can cloud our vision and how letting it go can heal us and continue our happily ever after. I LOVE how D.D. Scott wrote about magic and it was used in Practical Mischief. It felt very accurate and natural, and the way she spoke of gods and goddesses reminds me of how much I love reading about witches.
Angelica “the bad witch” is totally relate-able too. Everyone knows someone that’s greedy, selfish, and self-serving. Angelica plays that role to a perfection. The phrase “bad apple” comes to mind when I think of her.
It was also fun to watch Gia blossom and come into her own. Gia is feisty, intelligent, and a force to be reckoned with. Someone dealing with the grief she’s endured could have gone down a different path full of bitterness, anger, and revenge but she rises above all that with hope and positive energy.
In keeping with the fun-filled mischief of the book here’s my favorite quote that made me laugh out loud:
MY FAV QUOTE:
“Tinker Hell is that you?!” She shouted out to the one faery who always messed with her. “I’m sooo not in the mood for your bullshit today!”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
D. D. Scott is an Amazon and Barnes and Noble Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Comedy and Humorous Mystery Author. She’s also a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy and Indie Epublishing, the Co-Founder of The WG2E- The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, and the Founder of The RG2E – The Reader’s Guide to E-publishing. You can get all the scoop on her, her books, her Online Classes and Live Workshops, plus juicy tidbits too from her new cyber home…D. D. Scott-ville.
Note: I reviewed this book via NetGalley for an honest review.