Nightbird by Alice Hoffman, Book Review

General Information
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK, Wendy Lamb Books
Published Date: March 5th 2015  

Book Summary: (Per Author's webpage)
Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell.
In this enchanting story by beloved author Alice Hoffman, love and friendship are truly magical.
My Thoughts
Magic, friendship, teen angst, centuries old drama and tension, misunderstandings, love, family dynamic, secrets, small town happenings and more!  This story takes place in a small town and truly showcases the idea of small town living and charm.  We have the "gossip group" and the historian/librarian who knows everyone/everything.  We have the idea of everyone knowing everyone and more including the potential of a big city change! 

I adored the way this story developed and the ability to realistically tie in magic with the normal everyday lives that these citizens enjoy daily.   Some parts were somewhat predictable, but overall the story had some great turns and surprises as more information was shared about Twig's family and family dynamic with the town.  This was a quick read and more engaging than I was expecting from a YA novel that involved magic.  I feel that teens, YA or adults could and would enjoy this story and relate to one if not several of these characters.

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Disclaimer~  I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.


  1. I read about this book on another blog and have it on my to-read list. Definitely sounds good!

  2. I enjoyed it! I started it late one evening thinking I would read a bit of it before bed. Next thing I knew it was WAY past my bedtime, but that story was done and bopping around in my head:)

  3. The cover is just as beautiful as the description. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I have to add it to my TBR list.

    1. Thank you for checking out my review! I hope you enjoy the book:) I love having my TBR list handy at all times b/c there are so many great reads out there:)


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