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Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson
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Apr 26, 09

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Read in December, 2008

Arriman the Awful, the Wizard of the North, decides he must marry in order to have an heir. But he can't just marry anyone -as a wizard he must marry a witch. So he sets up a competition for local witches. He will marry the witch who produces the blackest magic -- what he deems as a fitting qualification for his bride-to-be -- after all, as his servants reason, he must uphold his legacy.

The magic has some surprising results and there are questions about the power of a familiar. Is Belladonna a black witch or a white witch? And how does one deal with a resident ghost who may bore you to death?

The characters are quirky and adorable despite all their weirdness (or maybe because of that). They're not terribly complex, but fun and fresh just the same and all the more entertaining for the storybook personalities. It was a well-thought plot that allowed its characters to do the work even as it let itself twist.

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Title Which Witch?
Author Eva Ibbotson
Reviewed By Purplycookie
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PurplyCookie Thanks for liking my book review, Cheryl in CC NV!

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