THIRTEEN WITCHES: THE MEMORY THIEF is a warm fantasy story about the love and power of imagination and words, the trial of growing up, and learning to be brave in your own way. Rosie is an unconventional protagonist, vastly preferring stories to swords and wanting nothing else in the world but her mom to love her and Germ to not leave her. At her heart, Rosie is brave, loyal, and willing to fight for her mom. She never expects to become as entangled in the world of witches, ghosts, and cloud shepherds, and it’s clear we’re only getting a glimpse of the depth of this world in this first book.
There is much to love in Jodi Lynn Anderson’s new series starter, from Rosie to the world building to the creepy witches to the powerful themes. This is a story that is easy to get lost in and a story to remind readers that hope and imagination are not weak weapons against evil. Rosie’s journey is particularly ideal for young readers who might be a little scared of growing up and growing apart, who aren’t certain about the land of crushes, makeup, and complex friendships.
Bursting with heart and wonder, THE MEMORY THIEF is a powerful, memorable tale and an exciting start to what is sure to be an emotional journey.