A sorcery competition is held to discover which witch is the most potent and fiendish, and glamorous Madame Olympia conjures up a thousand plague-bearing rats Belladonna, the white witch, desperately wants to be a wicked enchantress, but her magic pr...more
The interior illustrations are much more fitting and interesting than this jacket. The yuck factor exists, b...more
It's about Arriman the Aweful, a wizard famous for both his power and his good looks has decided to marry a witch. From a long list of candidates the winner must be:
The book focusses on the white which Belladonna, who is secretly in love with the dark and broodingly handsome Arriman the Awful, the most feared and fierce wizard of the North. He had decided he must marry as he needs an heir to pas...more
Which Witch depends on the unexplained premise that it is important to maintain the existence of blackness and evil, and a corollary assumption that you can be responsible for that maintenance...more
Which Witch was very very good, there was a lot of mystery, witches and wizards. I love that there are wizards because I love Harry potter and on the front of the book it said " Perfect for fans of Harry Potter" I LOVE HARRY POTTER! I think that if you like Harry Potter you NEED to read this book. If you haven't read neither...You should READ both!
This is a really, really, good book. The author did a great job telling the story. I love the characters, the way Eva Ibbotson wro...more
Being a good witch equals curse. Good witch falls in love with evil wizard on sight. Evil wizard will only marry her if, out of a line-up, she manages to do the evillest thing of all. Good witch longs to be evil. Good witch learns to do evil things, while still remaining... good? Rest of plot shall remain unknown so I don't have to mark this post for spoilers, but come on--what do you think the ending will be?
This book disappointed me for its wishywashiness. And I'...more
The magic has some surprising results and there are questions about the power of a familiar. Is Belladonna a b...more
My mum was just telling me the other day how, when I was younger (about 5 or 6, I think), there was a book I used to love. I would always read and reread and reread it again... constantly, apparently.
Though I haven't read this book in years and YEARS, I recently found it in a box in the attic and thought "OMG this is the book mum keeps telling I used to love!" and decided to read it again.
Unsurprisingly enough, I still love it! It brought back many...more
(view spoiler)[I agree with some other reviewers that it seemed strange that the Dark Wizard really wanted the sweet white witch, b...more
Just refound this! Oh I just adored this book when I was young! I was reading a piece on Eva Ibbotson today and the writer of this piece was saying that very few people knew Eva Ibbotson work. So I decided to browse GR and see if I could find something interesting and that I did! I found out I had already read something by her! And something I found funny and agreeable! A very cute children/early teen book!
You can check the piece I was talking about here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cul...more
The great hunt begins and Arriman creates a kindly, three-headed monster called the "Wizard Watcher" for the task. But with not even the faintest squeak of a dark wizard fr...more
penggambaran yg ga jelas dan kabur tentang hitam-putih, baik-buruk. penulis sebenernya mau k arah hitam atau putih sih? ga jelas. tapi justru disitulah kelucuan terjadi.
satu hal yg bisa dipetik. ternyata penyihir bisa jatuh cinta juga ya. kirain gw aja ^^.
ini beneran cerita buat anak2? *geleng2 kepala*
ps: tq for tinkerbell atas kiriman bukunya...more
It is a book for kids of about 9 and up. For adults who lik these kind of stories and who are in need of some light reading, this is well worth reading. In spite of the evil, the tone of the book is warm and loving. I don't think the sense of humor w...more
Jujur saya juga gak ngeh kenapa buku ini membekas di kepala saya, padahal saya cuma baca pembahasan soal buku ini dulu. Artikelnya sendiri saya sudah nggak ingat, tapi saya ingat gambar kover dan judulnya.
Gak nyangka akhirnya di tahun 2012 ini b...more
Despite the quote on top of the book, I did not find this book much like the Harry Potter series. The only similarity was that the wizards and witches lived in a world with regular humans.
I thought that the author, who has also written [Book: The Secret of Platform 13] (one of my favorite books), made very easy-to-recognize charactors and problems. I liked the concept of "Dark Witches and White Witches"
"Which Witch?" tells the tales of a wizard seeking a wife in order to have a new dark wizard to raise, about a white witch trying to do black magic and about a little boy who never had a family but finds one in the most oddest of circumstances. I recommend this book for children, young teens or for anyone interested in fun and magical read.
Set in the run up to Halloween with lots of magic and a good witch who desperately wants to be able to do dark magic to fit in and win the heart of the evil wizard (even if he is evil in a fun way thanks to the way in which Eva Ibbotson writes).
I'll definately look to read more of Eva Ibbotson's books and will probably read this one again in the future.
wraith - she's just a wraith
hattock - hattock away
chilblain - chilblain on is left toe
shoal - a shoal of stinging jellyfish appeared
widdershins - it's widdersins we should be going
sozzled - sozzled with the stuff
offing - a prince or two in the offing
frogged - frogged with gold
rheumy - their rheumy eyes
plashing - plashing sound of Sir Simon
quirt - sieved sea quirt
caliph - nastiest caliph
judder - the handbag gave a kind of judder
denizen - nothing...more