Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #1)
It's the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She's always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. But she's also lived a normal mortal life -- attending Baxter High, hanging out with her friends Susie and Roz, and going to the movies with her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle.
Now time is running out on her everyday, normal world, and leaving behind Roz and Susie and Harvey is a lot harder than she thought it would be. Especially because Sabrina isn't sure how Harvey feels about her. Her cousin Ambrose suggests performing a spell to discover Harvey's true feelings. But when a mysterious wood spirit interferes, the spell backfires... in a big way.
Sabrina has always been attracted to the power of being a witch. But now she can't help wondering if that power is leading her down the wrong path. Will she choose to forsake the path of light and follow the path of night?
This exclusive prequel novel will reveal a side of Sabrina not seen on the new Netflix show. What choice will Sabrina make... and will it be the right one?
Sabrina had always been looking forward to coming into her powers- but now that it is here, it feels too soon. She loves her life, living with her aunts and cousin, and her friends at school, Susie and Roz- and of course, Harvey, her maybe boyfriend. Sabrina is afraid Harvey does not like her as much as she likes him, and so she turns to her cousin for help with a spell. However, she is not sure if she likes the outcomes.
The book is told in the first person from Sabrina's point-of-view with chapters in between that give insight into other characters. These sections add so much to the book, giving us a whole new perspective on the way things seem. Perhaps my favorite was Zelda's, seconded by Tommy's- but they were all just so well written. I think I liked the book even more than the show for just this reason. The characters felt so much more real in the book, and I loved getting into their heads.
In terms of the overall story, it was fast-paced and full of twists and turns. Sabrina really seems like a teenager, and the book is great for the YA paranormal/fantasy audience. There's danger, humor, mystery, and character growth. I highly recommend for any Sabrina fans- this is a great book that celebrates the series and characters by delving deeper into their psyche.