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The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow (The Okay Witch #2)
Authors(s): Emma Steinkellner
Publication Date: June 6, 2021
Edition: Hardcover, paperback, eBook; 256 pgs
Publisher: Aladdin
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
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Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher as part of a blog tour in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tour Schedule

Week One
6/28/2021 - A Dream Within A Dream - Excerpt
6/28/2021 - Rajiv's Reviews - Review
6/29/2021 - Kait Plus Books - Interview
6/29/2021 - Two Points of Interest - Review
6/30/2021 - cindysloveofbooks - Review
6/30/2021 - laura's bookish corner - Review
7/1/2021 - Hurn Publications - Excerpt
7/1/2021 - celiamcmahonreads - Review
7/2/2021 - @drewsim12 - Review
7/2/2021 - The Momma Spot - Review

Week Two
7/5/2021 - brittreadsalattebooks - Review
7/5/2021 - Lady Hawkeye - Excerpt
7/6/2021 - Fictitiouswonderland - Review
7/6/2021 - Pandora's Books - Review
7/7/2021 - hauntedbybooks - Review
7/7/2021 - Curlygrannylovestoread - IG Spotlight
7/8/2021 - Confessions of a YA Reader - Review
7/8/2021 - Nerdophiles - Review
7/9/2021 - Eli to the nth - Review
7/9/2021 - Simply Daniel Radcliffe - Review

The Summary

In this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to the bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Okay Witch, half-witch Moth Hush uses magic to boost her confidence with disastrous results—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Molly Ostertag!

Moth Hush is starting to settle into her newfound witch heritage and powers, but life at school continues to be rough. Even her best friend, Charlie, doesn’t entirely understand what it’s like for her to always be the one who gets mocked, and things only get worse when Moth’s mom starts dating one of the dorkiest teachers in the school! Then Moth gets hold of a mysterious charm that can unleash another version of herself—one who is confident, cool, and extremely popular. What could possibly go wrong?


“Lighthearted and cheeky.” – The New York Times

“Steinkellner’s debut graphic novel is a tour de force of middle grade storytelling.” – School Library Journal, starred review

The Okay Witch is the perfect read for kids who love Hocus Pocus.” – A.V. Club

My Review

The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow by Emma Steinkellner is a best-of addition to graphic novel lists everywhere.  Following up Book #1, The Okay Witch, Steinkellner beats back the sophomore slump with an even more developed story surrounding our "Okay Witch" Moth Hush (she just has a witchy-name).

Moth is still coming to terms with finding out about her heritage, and her family's history in their town of Founder’s Bluff.  On top of the witchy stuff, Moth has to deal with bulling, racism, and a demon who may or may not be making Moth's life hell.  Moth is loveable, as are the supporting cast of her mother Cal, her best friend Charlie, and her familiar (and pet) Mr. Laszlo, with a new character introduced in the form of her off-beat teacher, Mr. Gorski-Garcia.  Each character helps Moth is some way discover who she is and help her fight off her inner demons, along with the very real one causing mayhem all over the place.

What Steinkellner does so beautifully is merge her very bright and expressive imagery with the fun and quick-witted dialogue.  Both captures the reader's attention, and makes you want to race through the plot, following along on these hijinks, as Moth tries to fix things and learn to control her powers.  You get a great taste of what lays in-between the pages of the graphic novel below (and it is a little recap of The Okay Witch, if you missed Book #1).  Just really eye-catching and clearly expressive (my two must-haves when it comes to graphic novels).

A fantastic end to a fantastic series, I can't wait to read more from Emma Steinkellner.  Pick up both The Okay Witch AND The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow - a great addition to anyone's library!

Final Rating


About the Author

Emma Steinkellner is an illustrator, writer, and cartoonist living in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the illustrator of the Eisner-nominated comic Quince. She is the author and illustrator of The Okay Witch graphic novel series.

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE OKAY WITCH AND THE HUNGRY SHADOW, US Only.


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