Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

A charming new middle-grade fantasy adventure, about a young witch whose pinch of magic just might be more than enough, perfect for fans of Kiki's Delivery Service and Aru Shah and the End of Time.

Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic...

Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before she turns thirteen years old. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it's a simple enough test:

ONE: Help your town, do good all around.
TWO: Live there for one moon, don't leave too soon.
THREE: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.


The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep.

When she lands on the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she's worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her "semi-magical fixes" repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva's bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she's grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.

Title:Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316493888
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    Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch Reviews

  • Melanie

    Finished copy provided by the author (thank you so much)! ownvoices japanese influences + kiki's delivery service inspirations + the power of friendship and having people who will unconditionally love...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    Wow, what a spectacular debut! Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch is a wholesome witchy middle-grade and I adored it! - Follows Evalithimus "Eva" Evergreen, a young witch who only has a pinch of magic....

  • Ian

    Harry Potter meets Kiki's Delivery Service in this magical debut novel for young readers. I imagine the folks who grew up on a diet of Harry Potter probably have young readers tearing around their hom...

  • Celia McMahon

    For such a long time I wished that someone would write a book sorta like Kiki's Delivery Service; a book similar to the magic I felt watching it for the first time, but not so close as to be a carbon ...

  • MaŰlys

    Ôść 4 / 5 ÔśćThis book is a pure boost of serotonin.This whole story was such a happy experience and everything was so wholesome and sweet, but never faltered from approaching deeper emotional depth w...

  • Nicole

    Thank you to the author, Julie Abe, for this finished copy of Eva Evergreen. All thoughts are my own.This is such an adorable middle grade debut novel from Julie Abe. It has own voices elements and ta...

  • Enne (they/he)

    4 starsBooks like Eva Evergreen remind me why I love reading middle grade so much. In this book, we follow Eva Evergreen, who is about to go on her Novice Witch quest, but unlike most other witches, s...

  • Tatyana

    Eva Evergreen is on a journey to prove herself. She is known for being a subpar witch. Her magic manifested late, her spells tend to make messes out of situations, and she falls asleep after casting a...

  • Kathie

    Thank you to the author and publisher for sending an ARC of this book to #bookportage.Eva was late to get her magical gift, and when it showed up, she got just a touch of magic. Many around her don't ...

  • Ali (readbyali)

    This story is such a fun middle grade fantasy adventure! As the blurb mentions, I think it is a good fit for fans of Kiki's Delivery Service. Eva is a young witch with little magic. Her mother is a po...