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Seriously Wicked

(Seriously Wicked #1)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  926 ratings  ·  271 reviews
The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems th
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Tor Teen
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Fafa's Book Corner

3.5 stars but rounding it up because of the socks.^^

A delightful, quirky little book that reaches out to younger readers (and those young at heart, ahem!). In a charming, humorous voice, 15 year old Camellia or Cam tells the reader the woes of living with a super demanding witch while taking care of a dragon at her basement, trying to learn spells to save mankind (I didn’t know figuring out spells was a lot more difficult than solving algebraic equations!)

“If it is a Monday, use 1 oz of #12
Rachel Maniacup
Dec 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young ones,and young at hearts!^^
Recommended to Rachel by: Aj the Ravenous Reader
I was charmed by the cover and by the title of this book,and was captivated by my sister AJ's review as well but I'm sad to say that I was a bit disappointed. Not that I didn't like this book..I sure did 'cause it was a quick and enjoyable read, and there were some twists in the story that I didn't see coming. But I thought the plot wasn't totally great and I feel like something were missing,particularly at the it was a little out of the meadow(like it shouldn't have yet ended..unle ...more
May 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: may-2019
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Ok I'll keep this short. I didn't expect to like this and I didn't. I didn't buy it so that's the only thing that saved it from receiving 1 star. A friend had this book, never read it, had no plans to read it and gave it to me. I took because FREE BOOK but I knew I wouldn't like it.

There is nothing wrong with Seriously Wicked but it just wasn't for me. Its YA but it reads more like Middle Grade and I don't tend to like
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
It is so much fun to see an author you already love in a genre switch it up and write in a new genre and do just as well in it.

Connolly has created something quirky, fun, and completely entertaining in her new novel Seriously Wicked. I think I had a smile on my face the whole way through as we are introduced to Camellia and her crazy world full of magic, mayhem, and mischief.

Dragons, demons, werewolves, oh my! I think this fun read had a little bit of it all. Danger, romance, and a setting that
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I really enjoyed Seriously Wicked, though feel I should also preface my review with the note that I’m probably not the intended demographic for this book. Young Adult and Teen Fiction is a genre I dip into quite frequently, but I was initially thrown off a bit by this novel’s tone and writing style which felt skewed even younger, maybe preteen (back in Grade Five and Six, we were already reading books about high schooler
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

3.5 stars
Although it falls somewhere on the line between middle grade and young adult fiction, Seriously Wicked is a very entertaining book for readers of all ages. In it, author Tina Connolly – known first and foremost for her Ironskin trilogy – allowed her imagination and her considerable sense of humor to run wild. The end result is a book that, despite being somewhat naïve and predictable, makes us laugh at every turn.

Camellia is a very reluctant witch’s apprentice, a fifteen-year-old fo
She says the auras help her tune into the universe—sure, whatever. When you’ve got a dragon in your garage, you’re in no position to judge.

This was a funny one. Not perfect and without a doubt not a life-changing experience, but it was entertaining, easy to read and short enough to get through it without the frustration of having to finish a book you don't particularly adore.
Still definitely better than the last two books I've read anyway...
The writing is simple yet hilarious, and so are th
Ivonne Rovira
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone looking for whimsy and teenage angst
Recommended to Ivonne by: NetGalley
Forget about the vulnerable and righteous heroine of the stage musical Wicked. Think back to your childhood and the malevolent women of The Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Snow White, Baba Yaga, or Hansel and Gretel. Yes, that kind of witch. Now imagine she’s your adoptive mom. That’s the situation of Camellia “Cam” Hendrix, a 15-year-old high-school sophomore, in Tina Connolly’s Seriously Wicked.

Connolly has updated Anna Elizabeth Bennett’s Little Witch into a delightful tale for teen audiences — but wi
Fafa's Book Corner
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review will also be posted on both of my blogs:

Beware spoilers ahead!

Let me start by saying that I really missed reading a hard copy versus and E-ARC. You can imagine my joy when I started reading this one (I bought it)! I'm going to be honest and say that I thought this would be a 3 star. Usually books that are light, fluffy and funny are 3 stars. But I was wrong. Considering the size of this book (it's really small)
Feb 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this novel. I had high hopes for this Middle-Grade magic filled read, but the writing style was not up to par. I've read other books with similar themes that I enjoyed more. ...more
Sophia Sardothien
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Plain and dull characters, the story line was okay... I guess is due to my reading slump :(
Stephanie (Bookfever)
Seriously Wicked was a light, and quirky young adult book. It wasn't quite five star material but I also can't say anything bad about it because I really enjoyed it a lot.

Although initially the main character Camellia "Cam" is not a witch (or so she thinks), this book reminded me about how much I love reading about witches. And the fact that is was written in such a fun way made it all the more appealing to me.

I really liked Cam. Unlike most YA female characters I have read about, she wasn't wh
Tina Connolly
May 02, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Guys, I'm just stopping in to say that my good friend the amazing Spencer Ellsworth actually *recorded* Devon's Lion Tamer song for me in his best boy-band boy voice.

So if you've read the book and want to know what it sounds like (or even if you haven't read the book: there's no spoilers in the song!), NOW YOU CAN.

Go here to hear Lion Tamer at Soundcloud, or read Spencer's post about recording it at SF Signal.

(Quietly squees to self)
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it

Mon avis en Français

My English review

I had a great time with Tina Connolly and her adult fantasy books and it’s true that when I saw that she was trying a new genre, which is more young adult, and featuring witches I couldn’t help but be intrigued again. It must be said that witches are always an intriguing theme and I was curious to see how the author would stage them here.

Camellia is a girl who lives with her witch « aunt ». But now, this woman is not really her aunt and our heroine is act
Nicole M. Hewitt
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

This book is just plain cute. It’s one of those books that’s perfect for the younger YA set (I don’t think there are enough of those) but has enough appeal for older YA readers as well. The magic in this book is pure fun—it never takes itself too seriously—and it makes me glad I don’t have to go grocery shopping for potion supplies. If you’re looking for a lighter YA read with a paranormal twist, this is a great series
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was very entertaining. I liked the main character and how tries to stand for good and stay clear of witchcraft. But I also like that by the end of the story, she comes into her own and understands that she can be a good witch too. A very enjoyable read.
katayoun Masoodi
May 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, fantasy, ya
was ok, some brilliant pieces but some so really boring and cliche parts, but the dragon, the dragon was brilliant, there were only like 2 paragraphs of it, that made me give the book 3 instead of 2, beautiful. the witch was ok too and the best friend, actually everyone around other than the main character i really liked! the main character not so much, she had some ok parts, but not many. a 4 star story lost in a 2 star, is what i felt.
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was just plain fun. Review to come @
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
This review was originally posted on Latte Nights Rreviews Review
Seriously Wicked is a very fun and light read—it is very enjoyable.

I was drawn in by the cover and the title. Those two aspects made me want to read the book. While the first 50 pages were slow and kind of dragging, it picked up speed right after that and I was drawn by the story itself. Camellia is a funny character, even sarcastic at times. She lives with her adoptive mom, who turns out to be a witch and she believes Camellia wi
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 

Seriously Wicked is a young adult paranormal book that is full of spells and witchy fun. It is a on the younger end of young adult, but I think it will appeal to fans of all ages looking for a quick and light read that is all kinds of fun. Cam is not a witch, but she is raised by one. And not the nicest of witches either, she has Cam working as her personal assistant basically- always making her run crazy errands and
Beth Cato
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult, 2015
This book had me from the first lines:
"I was mucking out the dragon's garage when the witch's text popped up on my phone. BRING ME A BIRD."

Connolly has written a YA book that is genuinely funny, witty, and bright. She captures teenage angst without making it annoying. Cam is easy to relate to. She's being raised by a witch but she doesn't want to have anything to do with magic, except for the chore she loves: tending to the dragon in the garage. When the new boy in the neighborhood ends up posse
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This charming YA fantasy isn't deep--and yet by the end, I felt really connected with the characters (and my inner awkward teenager). It's a fun, fast read. ...more
Nicole Coxon
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Rating this book is hard. It’s cute, and silly and more then a little stupid. But it was so much fun to read.... but I can’t give it 4 stars. It was just too stupid. So I’m thinking 3.75. Because it was cute and fun to read.
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 88-books-in-2018
A cute book. More suited to a high school girl, since the main character is a teen and the situations are young. I still enjoyed the humor and the witchery.
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
When I first saw the cover and read the synopsis for the book, I knew that what I'd be getting was something quick and fun. And it was, but more than that it was ridiculous. Something that is funny and light-hearted should still have some depth, and maybe even an intricate plot. Seriously Wicked had neither. Almost nothing in the novel was portrayed in a realistic manner, and it was hard to get invested in the story. Before reading, I was excited to know that there would be some otherworldly cre ...more
Skye (Skye's Scribblings)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
Told: First Person (Cam), Past Tense
Content Rating: Teen (kissing, minor innuendo, darker magic rituals, some animal harm)
Format Read: ARC

At just over 200 pages, Seriously Wicked is a quick and seriously fun story about a teen girl raised by a witch to be a witch but who refuses to become one. Forced to help the witch summon a demon so she can rule the town, hilarity ensues involving mannequins, dragons, algebra, unusual ingredients, and a
Rachel (aka Ms4Tune)
quirky and different


My review can also be found on our blog Paein and Ms4Tune

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

' "Witches are naturally nasty," she said, "It's one of our most prized traits, along with that paranoia thing." ' Loc 2317

Paein has also reviewed Seriously Wicked. Her review can be found HERE.

There's an air of quirky oddness about Seriously Wicked. It's one that I think people are either going to love or hate. P
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy
*4.5 stars*

This book was SO much fun! It was the perfect blend of zany, sparky humor and deep-felt emotion - exactly my favorite kind of thing to read.

Teenaged Cam has the worst mother issues ever, because she lives with a wicked witch who's constantly out for world domination and has a nasty habit of casting unpleasant spells on Cam whenever she doesn't do what she's told (and the occult supplies she has to gather can be really gross). Of course, she also keeps on giving Cam self-defense spell
Jessica G
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm honestly quite surprised at how this book turned out. Good surprised.
It was such a cute, fast-paced read ...that tbh, reminded me of some of the children-tween shows I used to watch when I was younger. And I still LOVE those shows, so that may say something about me, haha!
Very happy with this read, but I can see other people who don't like those sort of children/tween shows having some serious problems with this.
Otherwise...yeah, good! Nice to read some more witch stories, and this was very
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Seriously fun. Both the tone and the main character reminded me a lot of Diana Wynne Jones's novels. They seem light and a romp to read yet touch on serious issues. I found this highly entertaining with enough depth to anchor it. Cam reminded me of Sophie in Howl's Moving Castle. And the imaginative touches were delightful--especially the puzzling spells. ...more
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Tina Connolly's books include the Ironskin trilogy (Tor), the Seriously Wicked series (Tor Teen), and the collection On the Eyeball Floor (Fairwood Press). She has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Norton, and World Fantasy awards. She co-hosts Escape Pod, runs the flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake, and is at ...more

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