Friendship and Magic in Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky

Release Date: April 14, 2020
Publisher: Random House Graphic
Genre: Young Adult, Comics


“Lelek is a witch.

That’s all Sanja knows when she meets Lelek in the marketplace. But Lelek is hiding something — and as her life begins to intersect with Sanja’s, all that she’s kept to herself starts to come to light.

Secrets, friendship, and magic all come together as Lelek gets closer and closer to uncovering the truth about her past. . . .

Witchlight is a wonderful adventure filled with friendship, family, falling in love, and dealing with the hardest bits of your past all along the way.”


My Thoughts

witchlight-coverThis is a story about two young women getting to know each other and finding their way in the world. Lelek and Sanja are flawed and fallible, scarred yet earnest. They help each other become the best versions of themselves while allowing for each other to make mistakes. Living on the road hardens Sanja as it softens Lelek. The human girl finds her voice and her strength while the witch girl opens her heart and learns to trust. It’s a quiet and intimate story with short bursts of action and intensity, which gives it a breezy, amiable feel. Witchlight is the kind of comic you read while rocking in a hammock on a warm, summer’s afternoon…

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Thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy.

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