This has been sitting on my TBR for almost a year and I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for gifting me with the e-ARC of A Pinch Of Magic by Michelle Harrison.
So the blurb for this book (taken from Goodreads) is:
Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate. Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger?
I adored the characters in this book, they were all written so well and I would have loved to have read more books like this when I was younger. We have Betty Widdershins, who finds out on her thirteenth birthday about a curse which means her, her two sisters, Fliss and Charlie, and their grandmother, can never leave their little town of Crowstone. Betty is brilliant; she’s adventurous, imaginative and defiant in the best sense as she wants to lead her own life and not be held back. Fliss is seventeen and used to be thick as thieves with Betty until Granny told her about the curse on her sixteenth birthday, and then she lost her sense of adventure and spirit. Charlie is their younger sister, and at six years old she’s always getting up to mischief; like bringing home rats.
Learning about the curse and being given their own magical items – their own ‘pinch of magic’ brings them closer, but also gives Betty the hope that they can break the curse and finally leave Crowstone. Together Betty and Fliss come up with a plan, and Charlie gets her own way and is able to join them on their adventure. Along their way they meet some great, and also not so great, people on their journey and they learn about how the curse was put upon them in the first place. The entire story is just so heartwarming and wholesome and the ending had me in tears on the train, but it was a perfectly written ending.