The Witch’s Cookbook

The Witch's Cookbook: A Faerie Tale by [Vee James, Nikita Nel, Hannibal Hills]

The Witch’s Cook Book by Vee James is a whimsical tale of faerie that follows our main character, Tardnattle.  Tardnattle is of the Sgahm people, who believes in friendship, cooking, and being good people. He lives happily in his cottage, until the day the storm rolls in. Then his journey unfolds as he and his friends are tasked with returning a cookbook to a spooky witch—and while this seems impossible and frightening, they are Sgahm, and the Sgahm will always do the right thing even when that seems to be overwhelmingly intimidating.

The Witch’s Cook Book is a heartwarming adventure tale full of the fairytales we all love from our childhoods with James’ own inventive storytelling intertwined. Throughout the story, the reader is treated to themes of friendship, love, and the goodness of one’s heart. While this is a book geared toward younger readers, I think anyone of any age could enjoy it, especially when it comes to the loveliness of fairytale nostalgia.

I loved the creative world built in The Witch’s Cook Book. James takes care in inventing wonderful and intriguing fantastical creatures among those known in lore. I especially loved the descriptions of the Sgahm people, and how their innocent desires for joy were manifested in the good deeds that they did for others. The magic that fills this book shows that first impressions are not everything, and I found each character so heartwarming as we learned more about them.

While I loved the lore that James invented, I simultaneously found myself wanting more of it. There are many creatures mentioned with fun names and beautiful descriptions, and I would have loved to learn about everyone that James mentions throughout the story. However, the inventive characters that we do get to meet with in depth histories are exciting and make this story a memorable one.

The Witch’s Cook Book by Vee James is a sweet read that promises a cozy night. It’s a beautiful tale of working together and forming lasting bonds that is sure to remind you that even in the darkest times, a dear friend can be found.

Pages: 237 | ASIN: B095J3VWPH

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