I received this book for free (hey, thanks!) in exchange for an honest review. I promise that this does NOT affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. For real.The Babysitter's Coven by Kate Williams
Series: The Babysitter's Coven #1
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Published by Penguin Random House on September 17th 2019
Format: eARC (368 pages) • Source: Publisher
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Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil.
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.
In the collage:
Outfit: This cover features some of my favorite colors, especially when paired together! You can see only the back of the girl on the cover, but she’s wearing a gray jean-ish jacket with darker jeans. I would imagine, with this outfit, that she’s also wearing some combat boots. There are three patches on her coat (I couldn’t find pink ones, obviously, but I did find one of each: a teddy bear, a lollipop, and an eight-ball). I picked a lighter purple shirt to go under the jacket too, in order to match the cover.
Makeup: I included a matching makeup look of course, with the Norvina palette (pinks and purples), a baked blush, pretty pink lipstick, and one of my favorite mascaras.
Accessories: I included a pink backpack with a lighter pink notebook, because the characters are still in high school and babysitting in the evenings/on weekends. They still have to get some homework done – something I used to do when the kids fell asleep! I also added a cute World’s Best Babysitter mug because the colors matched (and obviously any babysitter who can save the kids from evil spirits probably deserves this mug!). And finally, there’s a witchy little copper bowl that I added as a finishing touch.
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About the Author
I’m a YA write or die, originally from Kansas but now living in California.
I’ve written for Cosmopolitan, NYLON and Seventeen, amongst other magazines,
and worked with brands including Urban Outfitters, Vans and Calvin Klein.
The Babysitters Coven is my first novel, but fingers crossed it won’t be my last.