Published by World Weaver Press on October 3, 2017
Genres: Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy
Sexual Content: N/A
Reviewed by: Kristina
No one is perfect—not even a witch. Witches have amazing power at their fingertips to do unbelievable things. That magic can come in really handy sometimes too. They can make someone fall in love, poison an apple to enact a sleeping curse, to banish an enemy to an alternate reality, or just to conjure up some Nutella when there is none in the house.
But what happens when those spells go horribly awry?
SonofaWitch! contains six humorous contemporary fantasy stories of magic spells gone wrong by Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Sara Dobie Bauer, Lissa Marie Redmond, Frances Pauli, Mara Malins, and Adam Millard.
SONOFAWITCH! is a quick and fun compilation of stories about witches having various sorts of misadventures. After reading so many heavy stories lately it was fun to read light, silly stories that effortlessly weaved some magical mishaps into them. Most of the stories were pretty decent plot-wise but I had issues with some of the stories where the situations that were supposed to be taken as funny were actually kind of manipulative or creepy.
Good Spell Gone Wrong was my favorite with a troublesome, magical tattoo curse gone haywire. I loved the speed that everything happened as it helped with the urgency of finding a way to defeat the bad guy. It was also hilarious especially with the poor kitten who becomes a catroach who become very important to the story in an absolutely excellent way. I also loved The Perfect Mate where a witch's dog is accidentally turned in to a human. Simply, I really enjoyed the wackiness of a dog in human form doing dog things as a human.
The two stories I didn't like involved love potions which are tricky because they tend to involve deception that takes away the consent and/or control of one party. The Trouble With Love Spells as a body swap issue due to a love spell where one character is duped into an intimate situation that was kind of messed up. Another story with love spell was A Poppet Named Dave. Here we have the target of the love spell who gets messed around with, tortured and the final outcome is pretty gross.
I tend to expect to not enjoy every story in an anthology and most of the stories in SONOFAWITCH! were entertaining and fun to read.Series Titles:
For another fun paranormal anthology try Hex Appeal