Hello friends! Can I just say, I was so happy when the publisher allowed me to read this ARC! I’d seen this ARC on Netgalley and just really liked the concept BUT this was not what I was expecting so here we go!
I received this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my views of the book. All opinions stated are unbiased.
STATS FOR THE BOOK
Length: 368 Pages
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Goodreads Rating: 3.59 Stars out of 22 Ratings
Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she’s good at it.
And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let’s just say she owes some people a new tree.
Enter Cassandra Heaven. She’s Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria food. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme’s babysitters club?
The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra’s mother left her: “Find the babysitters. Love, Mom.”
Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they’re about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.
WHAT I LIKE
- Babysitter witches, must I say more. I really enjoyed the idea of the “sitters” but I did have some small qualms with this idea. I’ll write more about this in my “WHAT I DON’T LIKE” section of the post. I’ve always just adored reading about witches and their craft! It’s kind of a weird hobby but ya know-
- The cover is absolutely stunning! I adore the color scheme and just how abstract the colors are aligned.
- The storyline was easy to follow! It didn’t feel slow paced at all which is sadly something that makes me hate most books.
- Esme and Janis’s friendship was realistic.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE
- Our main character Esme acts more so has the nature of a 10-year-old than an actual almost 18-year-old. It was really… It just made the story less worth reading.
- It felt like the author was trying to force the magical elements at times. I feel as though the whole “sitters” idea was cool, just not planned out well enough.
I actually really liked this book even with the problems I found! These problems could be easily amended by the author or just straight up ignored by the reader. However, I don’t believe that these issues are too big of a deal for me.
Truthfully, at first, I was unsure what to rate this book.
I mean, yes I love the idea of witches. But I also can’t say that I believe the author executed this theme well.
I liked how the characters interacted, but I didn’t like the main character at all.
So what do I rate this book?
Overall, I will be giving this book 4 out of 5 stars!
Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful day!
Tell me, how do you feel about immature teen characters? Do you like them or is it something that makes it difficult for you to get through the book?