A skeleton is rattling its way out of the closet marked "FAMILY SECRET! KEEP OUT!"
Allyson Peterson believes that being hanged by the Salem High Witches is the absolute worst thing that can happen. But when her powers, wrested from the trolls of ancient Sweden, manifest themselves, she realizes that a prank hanging by vindictive cheerleaders is the least of her worries.
Ally accidentally sends her parents to the jungle to fight anacondas, turns her brother into a mute, and curses the entire cheerleading team with an illness that has no cure, proving that her spells need a little checking. Her Swedish grandmother shows up to help her through the worst part of all—surviving the Troll Trials and saving the guy of her dreams from a vengeance that has festered through-out generations.
The power is in her, if she can just get the magic right.
I really enjoyed this book, so much! It was a nice, cute, sweet book, with a thread of seriousness,i n the magic, and the responsibilities there, between the trolls and the treaty made, but yeah, there were just a lot of hilarious comments!
I really enjoyed the notes to self, they were hilarious, like one was a repeat of a previous one, and then a sub note, was to remember to look at and heed the self notes, they were just hilarious! And they told a bit about what would happen in that chapter!
Lisa, as an antagonist, is strange. Well, she's the leader of the popular people, and she's just pretty much had a hate on, on Ally, calling her Ally Cat, and yeah, pranking Ally. And then she says she's nice, and actually believed it. So yeah, liked when Ally stood up for herself!
That the whole bad guy thing was because of how the male trolls took the magic from the females, and then some human hunter ladies found it, and it became absorbed into their bloodlines? And that the female trolls wanted it back? And so she lied about the oaths? Yeah, that was a some nice twisty-ness, not for Ally, though!
Favourite lines: "What would a good little Puritan be doing with a witch and a vampire?" Good question. Oh, how I wish I'd read this on Halloween! "So not only was I the tramp, I was also the murderer." I love Clue, it's such an awesome game, and I really love the movie, it's one of my top 3 movies! "Having a birthday in October meant a few things. It meant nicknames like Pumpkin. It meant orange wrapping paper with black ribbon. It meant cakes with bats and cauldrons swirled into the frosting. It meant most birthday parties were costume parties. Most of the time punch had dry ice in it, and games consisted of pin the bolt on the Frankenstein while we listened to haunted noises off my mom's playlist. I did have one pink party. That was the year we went to Princess Pizza. But it was still a costume party. Everyone had to come as either a fairy or a princess. My mom even dressed my brother, who was a brand new baby at the time, like a little elf." So cute! "...while trying to stamp down the panic that I might get caught spying on Lisa and worse, I might wet my pants while getting caught spying on Lisa." Yeah, that would be worse! "'Well, we know where they are now.' 'We do?' I asked. 'They’re in the Amazon fighting anacondas.'" Yeah, that's a weird thing to be the only thing you'd be willing to do with your ex-husband! So funny! "Your father believes in aliens, but he'd eat his own socks before suspecting his mother is anything aside from a bit odd." A bit drastic, but funny! "We were driving twenty seven miles per hour in my mom's beat-up Civic through a jungle." That sounds awesome! "And I wasn't hitting you. I was hitting the snake who was trying to eat your father." Uh oh, hope the snake didn't get him when she left!
Really enjoyed this book, it was really funny and great, and yeah, it was just really, really good!
Author: Julie Wright
Read: November 2nd, 2014
Source: E-Books for Review Review Book
Reason Why: Sounded really good! And it's a SAC 2014 Book!
Publisher: Heart Stone Press
Published: June 10th 2014