Moon Magic

Evie Everyday Witch Book 4

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
197 Pages
Reviewed on 08/29/2021
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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

When the new headmistress of Pergoria sends Evie Everyday a letter inviting her to undertake a series of trials in her old school of magic, the young witch does not imagine it will be just the beginning of a great adventure. She finally has the opportunity to show the value of experimental magic in a school where only traditional magic is allowed. However, shortly after receiving the letter, Evie discovers that Pergoria's old headmaster, Mario Marzipan, has kidnapped her friend Izzy. A supporter of traditional magic, he will free Izzy only if Evie fails the trials on purpose. What will Evie choose to do? Follow her and find out more in Elena Paige's Moon Magic (Evie Everyday Witch Book 4).

Moon Magic is a lively book with a charming and brilliant protagonist. I am happy this is just one of the books in a series because Evie is an unusual witch who amazed me from page one. In fact, she loves experimental magic more than traditional magic, but perhaps she loves math even more than magic (she admits it!). Considering Evie's character, the story told by Elena Paige and wonderfully illustrated by Stephanie Parcus could only be as pleasant and original as Evie herself. In addition to her flowing style, Paige amused me with the witty comments of her protagonist. In Moon Magic, Evie will find new friends and discover an important lesson about magic, but above all, her adventures will pleasantly entertain any reader who loves magic (more than math). This is why I highly recommend it to all of them.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Evie Everyday is a young witch. Only, she’s not like other young witches: she loves to experiment with her magic, she loves to attend a regular school for regular kids rather than the witch school, and, most unusual (or perhaps not), she loves math. When a request arrives from the witches at Pergoria, inviting Evie to share her experimental magic with other witches (even those who hate both Evie and her magic), Evie is excited. This is her chance to prove that experimental magic is so much more fun than traditional magic. The only thing is, she has trials to pass and she has to rescue her best friend, Izzy, all while avoiding the Pergoria bullies. Not an easy task for anyone, let alone a young witch trying to avoid the combined powers of other young witches.

Elena Paige’s middle grade novel, Moon Magic, is Book 4 of the Evie Everyday Witch series. The plot follows a lot of exciting twists and turns as Evie leaves her non-witch school for regular kids to respond to an invitation to share her experimental magic at her old witch school in Pergoria. The author keeps the reader engaged with lots of magic, mayhem and compelling and believable dialogue. The story is told mostly through dialogue and moves forward quickly. There are drawings to accompany the text, adding to the interest of the developing plot. This is another fun and entertaining read for young readers who love magic and a quirky little witch like Evie.

Jessica Barbosa

Moon Magic is book four of the Evie Everyday Witch Series by Elena Paige. Evie Everyday loves math more than anything in the world. More than science, more than history, more than even traditional magic! She finds traditional magic boring, so she does her best to make up new and original magic that is much more fun. Both experimental magic and doing math tests at her regular school make her very happy, but one day, the life Evie knows changes when she receives a letter from her old witch school: Pergoria. Pergoria hates Evie’s experimental magic, but then she receives an invitation from the new headmistress of Pergoria, inviting her to undergo a series of trials with her experimental magic. Evie is determined to show everyone how special her magic is, but she might encounter some trouble and gain unexpected allies along the way.

Elena Paige brings us back into Evie’s magical world with book four of her Evie Everyday Witch Series: Moon Magic. Evie is a smart, mischievous, and eccentric witch who prefers inventing potions, making new spells, or discovering hidden magic rather than doing things the traditional way as most witches do. In Moon Magic, she finds an opportunity to prove to everyone how amazing experimental magic can be. I love how unique Evie is and how creative her spells are, there is never a dull moment with her. As she goes back to the place that once shunned her for being different, Evie is excited to show everyone her type of magic, but she fears being laughed at or made fun of. Despite the less than stellar welcome she gets and her fear for her friend, Izzy, Evie bravely faces the challenges in front of her. As she goes through her trials, she grows along with her experiences and teaches us the importance of friendship and the courage to fight for what you believe in. Evie makes new, unexpected friends and learns that even traditional magic has its advantages. The illustrations by Stephanie Parcus are wonderful, and they help bring this magical story to life. It helped me visualize Evie's and her friends’ adventures as I read along. Overall, an exciting children’s fantasy book. Great work!