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The Witches of the Glass Castle

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Mia’s life is thrown through a loop when she discovers her family secret — that she and her brother Dino are witches. After they are sent away to study their craft, they begin down a path that will change their lives forever.

Suddenly thrust into a world where handsome warriors command the power of nature and people’s thoughts and actions can be manipulated at will, Mia and
Paperback, 255 pages
Published September 28th 2011 by Book Guild Publishing
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Nov 01, 2011 Gabriella Lepore rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Mia’s life is thrown through a loop when she discovers her family secret— that she and her brother Dino are witches. After they are sent away to study their craft, they begin down a path that will change their lives forever.
Suddenly thrust into a world where handsome warriors command the power of nature and people’s thoughts and actions can be manipulated at will, Mia and Dino struggle to navigate their own allegiances and do what they know to be right when everything around them seems beyond t
(Source: Purchased from Amazon – used.)
16-year-old Mia and 17-year-old Dino are siblings, and they’ve just survived a fire in their basement. A fire that was started when Mia read some strange words that were written on the wall down there.
Their mother and aunt don’t seem in the least concerned about the fire though, and instead tell them that they are witches!

Mia and Dino are then taken to a strange glass castle owned by a woman called Wendolyn, and left there to learn about witchcraft.
Dino see
I didn't want it to end. I want a sequel! I love the story and it's a shame that it's a stand alone (according to Goodreads of course).

Mia and her brother Dino have just awaken their magic powers. They are going to the Glass Castle in order to educate themselves and unravel their magic powers.

There are two kind of "mages" in the Glass Castle. The Arcana, what Mia and Dino are and the Hunters which are trained warriors said to have no humanity.

They story is so interesting and the writing is so re
Tracey (YA Book Addict)
"Take a look around. These are your brothers and sisters. United as Arcana."

This book came highly recommended to me by a friend over on Instagram who was hosting a read-a-long, so I decided to jump on board and give it a go. I had one of Gabriella Lepore's other books on my Kindle, but hadn't managed to get around to it yet, so I was excited at the opportunity to read something of hers.

Mia and her brother Dino have their world rocked, when out of the blue they learn that they are both witche
Cheryl Landmark
I may be in the minority here, but this book, despite its intriguing premise, was a bit of a disappointment to me. It started off well and, for the most part, the writing was quite good.


First of all, the "romance". This was by far the most frustrating part of the book for me. I did not like Colt at all, even with his all-too brief glimpses of humanity and vulnerability. It was as though the author was trying too hard to make him into a bad boy whom young women supposedly swoon helplessly
Faye {Daydreaming_Star}
This review was originally posted on my blog on 28/05/2012, here

The only problem I had with this book is that it took me too long to actually pick it up and read it. This book had me well and truly captivated from the very first page until the very last one. It starts with a bang, quite literally, and I was just instantly pulled into the story, wanting to know more. It’s a magnificent story that will tug at your heart while you bite your tongue, just wishing you could jump into the world and hel
Sofi Perez
Witches, hunters, protected castle, fight for power and to stay true to one's self, good vs evil, forbidden romance... what else could someone ask for? I loved this book! Such a light, fun read! I read it all in just one sitting. The world was very interesting and what the characters were going through and how they reacted to all the different situations forced me to keep reading. I loved the romance in this book! It was slow, cute and just pure perfection! I fell inlove Colt! He was my favorite ...more
Mia and her brother are shocked to find out they are witches. In order to learn about their powers and how to control them, they must go to The Glass Castle. At the castle they meet others like them and find that there are two very different types of witches, the Arcana and the hunters. Danger lurks near the castle causing Mia and Dino to search within to find their place. This is just a very general description and the book has so much more depth to the plot. I just want to be very careful not ...more
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Overall Rating: 4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Gabriella Lepore's book The Witches of the Glass Castle is a heart warming story of powerful witches, friends, family and finding true love. The story was well written and the characters effectively developed. I was ensnared by the story line immediately and captured by the delightfully crafted characters.

Mia and her brother Dino have just come into their powers as witches. Needing a place to further learn about themselves and the gifts that have been bestowed upon
First let me say I loved this book. I mean I love when a book grabs you pulls you in and makes you want to read it all in one day. One that gives an escape from reality. One that makes you love some of the characters in the book and despise others. One that lets you see something coming but still has you saying OMG when hit happens. Yup that’s what I love in a book. Any one of them will do but this book does it all. I had my moments of laughing out loud and even cried a little (but I’m a cry bab ...more
I bought this book on Kindle because I had seen so many recommendations for it and I knew it was on sale for .99 cents. I'm also a huge sucker for a good looking cover and the new cover for this book is gorgeous!

Immediately after starting the book, I was hooked. It felt like I was really there, with Mia. The use of imagery was amazing and the writing was beautiful. I found several times I was reading too fast, trying to figure out what was going to happen. I finished the book in three hours—whic
*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

I was excited to get a copy of this book as I love YA and I love all things witchy. Sadly this didn't quite work for me as well as I would have liked.

The story idea was good and the main characters were described fairly well and there was a distinct twist towards the end which I liked which I didn't see coming at all but it didn't have that page turning, must read feeling that I was hoping for.

I think the problem for me la
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Hayley Reviews
The Witches of the Glass Castle was a phenomenal book! Straight from the prologue, I was intrigued and wanted to read more. The book went by so fast, I didn't want it to end! Gladfully, the book ended on the exact note I wanted it to end on, and it was perfect. The stories of Mia and Dino were fun to discover and read about.

This book was funny and interesting from the start. There were a lot of serious moments just like there were plenty of humorous ones as well. The book itself was written so t
I REALLY loved this book! I read this on an 8 hour flight and it was great. I really enjoyed the characters and found myself being worried for them as they encountered many mishaps. This is full of witches and magic and I wasn't bored for a second! I will definitely read something else by this author soon!
Natalie Cole
I am falling in love with Gabriella Lepore! Her writing style is amazing and her stories are phenomenally good. This is the second book I've read by her and I can't wait to read the rest of her books.
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This was a lovely story of Mia & Dino who are surprised & horrified to learn that they are actually witches & so is their Mother & their Aunt.
They get sent to stay at The Glass Castle where they can learn their powers in a protected environment.
I really enjoyed this, it was great how they learnt what powers they had & also learnt about great danger that was lurking in the shadows.
Mia is a sweet girl, open to everything, Dino was surly, but only because he was scared.
It was a
Victoria Stolte
I found this book well written with enough suspense and curiosity that it kept me reading at a great pace. I found myself experiencing what Mia and her brother Dino did as they were.. The descriptions made you feel as if you were there. The characters were relate able and I liked the fact of the 2 separate groups we found at the castle. There are some twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end! I am hoping there will be more to the story as I would love to see these characters grow. Ov ...more
Sarah-Fae Graham
The Witches of the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore is an interesting story, there's no doubt about that.

We begin by meeting Dino and Mia, brother and sister. They, via an event (I won't mention what as it'd be a spoiler) discover they are/to become witches. To train, they're sent to The Glass Castle where many other young witches have been sent for generations to learn to discover, control and use their powers and skills.

At the castle we meet Wendolyn, an older lady, surprisingly old actually,
Alex Connolly
This is a story about siblings who discover they are witches and have to learn how to control their new found powers. It’s an engaging read, but felt perhaps a bit rushed for me personally.

I think the start really threw me when I first picked this up. You’re thrown straightaway into the story and, for me, this requires a really obvious danger or lots of action. Instead, we were told there was danger and didn’t really see anything. After this first hiccup I was fine and the story started to draw
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Brother and sister find out they aren't who they think they are. Their lives change when they find out they're witches and they have to go live at the Glass Castle, a place where witches go to learn to use their skills. Dino and Mia have different powers and learning what they are will come easier to one than the other.
This story is written really well, the relationship between Dino and Mia is realistic, the typical brother and sister way, funny comments
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Great debute novel, you should keep an open eyes on the new author : Gabriella Leprone.

The summary wasn't really catchy, I didn't even expected this book to be good, maybe something like Harry Potter but less elaborated.... Well I was totally wrong! As a cover whore I didn't find this book attractive: if you want me to read YA the cover HAVE to draw the attention (for me!). But then I started to read the prologue and that's all it took to bring me to the edge of my chair and wanted to know m
The Witches of the Glass Castle is a really fresh, exciting witchy story that I hope will kick start a brand new series. It is brilliantly written, really well thought out and put together. The storyline is fantastic and reeled me in from the first chapter, it is peppered with twists and turns and is definitely different from everything else in the genre out there at the minute.

When sixteen year old Mia reads the writing on the wall in the basement of her house, everything in her life is turned
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Actual rating : 4.5 stars!

My Opinion :

The Witches of the Glass Castle is a remarkable debut that will leave you craving for more (and I mean it)

When I picked up this book, I was really hopeful that I would like it (yep). The premise sounded great (and even awesome), and the cover looked pretty and simple. As I stepped into the freakishly amazing world of this book, I couldn't help but start believing in it
Mia and Dino learn they are witches and must be able to harness and use their powers. This book will lead the reader straight into action. The reader will not have time for a boring history portion or background filler information. The reader will be guided through the novel via two characters with alternating view points, Mia and Dino-with more emphasis on Mia's character. The reader will likely have an easier time connecting with Mia than Dino. Dino appears harsher and not as easy to relate to ...more
**1 Star**

I received this book through Goodreads' First-reads giveaways and was very excited to start reading it.

However, I just couldn't finish it. I couldn't get into the book or the story line. Normally I push through to the end of books even if I don't like them, just because I want to know what happens at the end. I couldn't get into this book enough to care to push through.

The main characters (Mia & Dino) aren't believable or likable. I understand that there are 2 main segments of wi
I read this book awhile ago and to be honest I didn't expect very much. I'd read the blurb and only really bought it because I was on holiday and had nothing else to read.
But I was pleasantly surprised with the book. It took two or three chapters for me to really get into the book but after that I was hooked! It was easy to read faced paced and a different kind of witch book than I've ever read before. I finished think book within the night and would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone!
In fact I'm
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