FROM THE PUBLISHER: BRAND NEW SERIES! Sabrina is a teen witch who’s struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD!
Excuse me as the girly nostalgia comes out in this review. I’m sure it will be worth it. I hope you guys remember the show from the mid nineties because this comic sent me right back to watching it on TGIF and if you don’t, look it up.
Sabrina is a teenage witch, duh, so that means we are dealing with high school antics and all the drama that comes with that age range. You know boring classes, bullies, and BOYS! The only difference is she also has to deal with being a witch and the consequences of the spells she does. I definitely had moments where I was transported back to similar feelings I had at that age. I love when a story can do that! I think that is what is so great about this tale. We have all had moments where we felt like we needed to hide who we are to feel accepted. It may be a coming of age story but it is relatable at any age. There was a moment where she was talking to herself about being confident and I laughed because if that wasn’t real life (maybe sometimes still is), I don’t know what is.
The characters are developed quickly which is good because we only get five books. You have the popular mean girl, the nice guy who will probably be ignored, the dorky girl who gets bullied and will become the hero’s friend, the hot guy who is super into himself, and Sabrina who is set to be the sarcastic hero. Oh and a talking cat. Definitely do not want to forget Salem. He was my favorite in the show and does not disappoint in this comic either. You also have Sabrina’s aunts which I hope will have bigger parts in the following books.
I really enjoyed the growing relationship between Sabrina and Jessa. It took me back to those first days of high school and gym and oh man the mean girls. *insert eye-roll here*. There is something so sweet about knowing you have someone by your side that you can be yourself with. Granted this could all change based on the events that occurred but I am thinking it brings them closer.
I believe they set up the characters and the world well to be able to finish it in the five books. The art is fun and I feel like it lends well to the story. Plus it gives me all the feels of the show and the nineties in general. It’s a quick read and entertaining. I am ready for more! For sure a Let’s Go.
RATING: LET’S GO!