A Pinch of Magic

A Pinch of Magic

'A SPELL-BINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT' - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate. Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? ... The enchanting new story from Michelle Harrison, author of the bestselling THIRTEE 'A SPELL-BINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT' - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song Th...

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Title:A Pinch of Magic
Author:Michelle Harrison
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1471124304
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

A Pinch of Magic Reviews

  • Cat
    Feb 17, 2019
    Have you ever found an author who write stories that are EXACTLY what you wish stories would be? That everything you ever wanted to imagine in a story is there, perfectly articulated on the pages you're holding in your hand? Well, Michelle Harrison is that author for me. Every single o...
  • T.E. Shepherd
    Nov 30, 2018
    Michelle Harrison is perhaps best known for her award-winning 13 Treasures books with their dark elves and fairy magic, but beyond that world she has also gone spooky with (the maybe too-often overlooked) Unrest and her last, and delivered the spellbindingly-fantastic book, The Other A...
  • Liz
    Mar 21, 2019
    Three sisters whose family, unbeknownst to them, have been plagued by an age-old curse, unexpectedly inherit three magical objects that they are determined to use to secure their own, and others, liberation. A charming, exciting and magical tale with refreshingly brave and feisty hero...
  • Katy Noyes
    Apr 18, 2019
    Story of sisters coming to terms with their heritage, an exhilarating period piece of magic. 4.5 stars. With a fast-moving story, this novel about three young sisters living under a curse had me keen to continue listening. Trying to escape their drab medieval town existence, Bet...
  • Samantha
    Feb 04, 2019
    Full of adventure with some great female protagonists! ...
  • Jemima Pett
    Jan 14, 2019
    Betty is the middle daughter of three, with dad in prison and mum dead. Their overworked and dispirited granny (when she's not been imbibing her spirits) looks after them in her dilapidated bar. Betty's disgruntlement gets worse as her older sister, who used to be such fun, is now a ...
  • Lubna
    Apr 04, 2019
    I bought this book initially, purely cos I was so attracted to the cover. It's so bright and eye-catchingly pretty. Then when I read the blurb at the back I was instantly persuaded to buy it as I've been reading a lot of eastern European folk tales lately and have become quite drawn to...
  • Steph
    Oct 20, 2018
    A brilliantly written tale of sisterhood, magic, betrayal and revenge. What would you do if you were handed a magical object, but then told you were cursed? Betty has to deal with that on her birthday. Throw in a prisoner who wants to escape, 2 excellently brave sisters and a mysteriou...
  • Just_me
    Apr 27, 2019
    Myself and my daughter really enjoyed reading A Pinch Of Magic. It did take her a few chapters to get into but when we were in she didn't want to put it down. This book about is predominantly about the relationship between two sets of sisters about a century apart connected by magic o...
  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    Jan 15, 2019
    Thank you to Netgalley and Simon and Schuster UK for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. Trigger Warnings: Suicide 4,5 stars While I don?t read it as often as I like, Middle Grade fantasy books can be such gems. A Pinch of Magic was one of those for me. When...
  • Sabrina
    Mar 03, 2019
    The Widdershins girls have three magic items handed down to them through the years, though they have no idea where they came from. However, that's not the only thing that is passed down. All girls in the family are cursed to remain at their home of Crowestone, if they leave they die. B...
  • Mathilde Paulsen
    Jun 08, 2019
    ?Yes, thought Betty. It was fair to say that Lady Luck crossed the road when she saw the Widdershins coming.? This was a really good book! It was suspenseful, dramatic, interesting and funny. I loved the sisterly dynamics, the magic and the intricate curse that wove it all toget...
  • Jennie
    Dec 05, 2018
    I genuinely don't know how to begin this review.... Having just finished reading the book my head is as swirly and golden as the cover. This has been one of the most beautifully written, magical, sparkling, epic adventures I've ever read. Jam packed with humour, feeling and delightfu...
  • Do
    Apr 26, 2019
    3,5 stars! ...
  • Kim Dyer
    Jun 06, 2019
    While the novel did fall short of being a perfect read, A Pinch of Magic was one of those stories that just drew me in. The story was a little slow to find its feet but gradually drew me in. The setting of Crowstone and its neighbouring islands was eerie and atmospheric, capturing an o...
  • Ramona
    May 18, 2019
    2,5 stars. I think I was simply spoilt by Nevermoor to be honest. ...
  • legenbooksdary
    Nov 19, 2018
    This is a story of three sisters who seek to break their family's curse?the Widdershin's curse, magic, betrayal and revenge. It was full of exciting and unexpected adventures. I was immediately hooked into the story until the very last page. It was like a spell pulling me in too deep...
  • Elen-Hâf
    Mar 27, 2019
    This was great. The story focuses on the relationship between sisters and I found that refreshing. ...
  • Eeva
    Apr 05, 2019
    It's a charming book about sisterhood and friendship and about pursuing your dreams. It has adventure and humour and everything you might expect from a book ike this. I have a huge problem with the ending (view spoiler)[ because meddling with time is dangerous. Changing sth in the pas...
  • Nikki
    Mar 11, 2019
    This was exactly what middle grade stories should be - full of adventure, sisterly love, loyalty, treachery, bad guys, and, of course, a pinch of magic. It starts a little slow, with Betty trying to escape from under her strict Gran?s watchful eye - she?s a typical headstrong k...
  • Hannah Rials
    Apr 27, 2019
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book! The magic was different, and I loved the heart behind the curse. The threat of the curse is present throughout, even a little deadly at times. Plus, I loved the grandmother. Occasionally became a little bit didactic, trying to explain to much to it?s y...
  • Sabrina
    May 19, 2019
    I accidentally read this in one sitting (it was so engrossing) and I'm pleased to report I'm officially out of my reading slump! There are three items...three gifts, if you like. Each of them is an everyday object. Each of them holds a different kind of power. I call it a pinch of magi...
  • Sophie Anderson
    Oct 20, 2018
    Michelle Harrison is an incredible writer, with a huge talent for creating atmospheric, emotive adventures, and this is perhaps the best yet. A Pinch of Magic is simply phenomenal! A breathtaking quest for survival and freedom, bursting with brave heroines, enchanted objects and deadly...
  • Laura Danks
    Jan 22, 2019
    My daughter (10) loved this book. The magical elements were intriguing and she loved the story into the story (sorry trying not to give any spoilers). The details of the curse were absolutely amazing and that was her favourite part of the book. Michelle Harrison's writing is engaging b...
  • Asha - A Cat, A Book, And A Cup Of Tea
    Nov 07, 2018
    This book is just perfectly magical. Can that be the entire review? No? Okay. But trust me, it is. Betty Widdershins is the middle sister of three, and together with 17 year old Fliss and 6 year old Charlie, she lives with her grandmother (and a cat called Oi!) above their pub on th...
  • Cookies_Comforts
    Mar 15, 2019
    ?The Merrypennies in the meadow, silver by night, we?re hopped upon by midnight imps who danced by pale moonlight....? Witch craft, the bond of sisters, adventure, danger and justice. What more could you want, fabulous book ? 5 ? and highly deserving. ...
  • Scott Evans (MrEPrimary)
    Oct 29, 2018
    Sumptuously magical... an exquisitely-enchanting tale in a world weaved with wonder. With hearty heroines who embody the truest sense of sisterhood, prepare to fall under the spell of the story everyone will be wanting to read in 2019. ...
  • Liam
    Jan 11, 2019
    I absolutely loved A Pinch of Magic! It is a mesmerising tale of sisterhood and redemption, curses and magic. It's a fantastic, magical adventure, with three endearing sisters. It's as much about family and sisterhood as it is about magic, though both elements are totally engaging ...
  • BooksForTopics
    Nov 21, 2018
    Every so often a book comes along that completely blows me away and Michelle Harrison?s A Pinch of Magic is certainly one of those books. Spellbinding from start to finish, this is an enchanting tale of sisterhood, dark magic and a thrilling meeting of past and present worlds. T...
  • Lois (thecarrotstories)
    Mar 23, 2019
    'But jealous, bitter people don't suddenly find that those feelings go away when what they envy becomes theirs. They simply find something else to be jealous and bitter about, because it was never about what the other person had. It's about what they themselves lack.' ?Michelle Harri...