Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel by A.W. Jantha

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.Shortly after moving from California t...

Details Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

TitleHocus Pocus & The All New Sequel
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Holiday, Halloween, Paranormal, Witches

Reviews Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

  • Kristen
    3.75/5Part 1 (the retelling of Hocus Pocus) - 5 perfect starsPart 2 (the all new sequel) - 2.5 fanfictiony starsOverall this was a fun waste of time. If you love Hocus Pocus, you should enjoy this. I recommend reading it closer to Halloween though. :)
  • TheYALibrarian
    ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewRating 2.5 StarsFirst off I have to say Hocus Pocus was my childhood so I'm going to be a bit biased in my review instead of judging it like any other book. I just can't help it when you really expected something to be good and be true to the characters and the story but it just falls flat in the end...I went into this "sequel" thinking we would get to finally see the charact...
  • Ashley Daviau
    I literally squealed with delight when I saw this has been made into a book. Hocus Pocus is my favourite movie of ALL time and to see it in book form is a dream come true! And I’m glad to say it did not disappoint, it was absolutely perfect in fact! It was like I was seeing the movie in my head while I was reading and it was such a wonderful feeling. And then getting to see my favourite characters all grown up in the sequel was equally as enjoy...
  • Caitlin Bronson
    A mess, a mess, a mess!Oh my. How I've longed for and dreaded this day."Hocus Pocus" is such a lightning-in-a-bottle film. Like other cult movies, it was panned on release but managed to gain a wide base of loyal fans...including me! I can't think of another film that manages to capture the joy of the holiday quite as well: the beautiful aesthetic; the nostalgia; the barely restrained sense of adventure; and the big, over-the-top goofiness that's...
  • Ashley
    You know those TV shows that continue past their prime and loyal viewers want to pretend the last few seasons never happened because it destroys the magic of the earlier seasons? That's what this book is. I love Hocus Pocus and watch it every Halloween, but this book almost ruins it for me. Just a warning before you read further. I'm ranting here, so there may be some mild spoilers.The first third or so is just the movie in novel form. It's done ...
  • Amelia Sandoval
    Being a 90’s kid, the story of Hocus Pocus has been a favorite of mine. I completely devoured this book from beginning to end and I loved the retelling of the original film. It gave readers a more in depth detail of the original story and first person point of view. And I enjoyed the small details from the movie that were included in the retelling story. I thought the sequel was great! With the majority of the original characters returning 25 y...
  • Brenda Ayala
    The novelization of Hocus Pocus is exactly what you’d expect, no surprise there.The sequel is.....cute. It’s a trio of characters again, it’s the Dennison kid trying to impress their crush again, it’s an animal transformation again. Much of it was recycled into newer forms, but not necessarily better. I found Poppy a bit insufferable and Isabella’s convenient appearance annoying, even if I liked their blooming romance. The rest gets a b...
  • Sara (sarabara081)
    2.5 stars Sigh. I wanted to love this so much. I've always loved the the Hocus Pocus movie and was excited to be back in that world with a new familiar faces. I didn't really pay attention to the blurb heading in so I didn't realize the first like 1/3 of the novel would basically be Hocus Pocus, in book form. It's extremely accurate to the movie and was fun to read. Could it have dived deeper into the plot and characters? Perhaps but obviously it...
  • Kylie
    This is a low 3.5 stars for me.The retelling of the movie was very accurate, but it just didn’t have the same feel as the movie. There was a little bit of extra information which was fun.The sequel, in my opinion, felt like it was trying too hard. Too many things from today (instagram, Twitter etc) were added in and it seemed so forced. Max and Allison didn’t act like I thought they would when they were grown up. I feel like parts of it were ...
  • Jana | BookishWiccan
    I can't even handle this book, and I ESPECIALLY cannot handle the ending. It's just a bunch of hocus pocus, and I absolutely adored it. Stay tuned into my blog for an upcoming review!
  • andrea caro
    This was two books in one. The first was a novelization of the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. The second is a bit longer, taking place 25 years after the first film was set and following Max and Allison's 17 year old daughter, Poppy.The novelization of the film is exactly what it says on the tin - there are minor additions in it to set up the sequel, but you're still getting the exact same plot, the exact same characters, the exact same dialogue, the exa...
  • Michelle
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**You have no idea how excited I was to see that not only was Hocus Pocus being made into a novel, but also learning there was going to be a sequel. Hocus Pocus is still one of my all time favorite Halloween movies. I watch it every single year in October. I know I am not the only one who loves belting out "I've put a spell on you!" And Thackery Binx is one of my favori...
  • Yaritza
    Let’s Hocus Pocus again!It was so much fun to experience Hocus Pocus again. Truly one of my favorite Halloween movies that brings back wonderful memories. Loved that the first original story started this book off. The new sequel brings back Dennison family 25 years later. The three main characters are teenagers one of them being Max Dennison’s daughter Poppy. I loved that they kept the same characters and made all the characters connected wit...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "You know, I always wanted a child, and now I think I’ll have one. On toast!"The retelling of the original film was fantastic. It made me want to dust off the old VHS player and watch the film. I know that the sequel is going to be a big deal but I don't think it'll hit it's dedicated fans like they are thinking it will. It was fun seeing where the original cast of characters are now and what they have been doing with themselves but there was j...
  • chelsea
    This cult classic Retelling and all new sequel was simply spell binding. The refresher was a nostalgic Throwback and homage to a classic Halloween movie I hold dear to my heart ; and the sequel is something I've been waiting for, for well over 20 years!I absolutely loved all the references to the movie that the sequel had (Peter Pan, Dani, etc). It was honestly everything I could have wished for and more. This was an amazing tribute to my childho...
  • Susy Rogers
    Let me just start by saying, Hocus Pocus is my favorite movie of all time. That being said, I had super low expectations for this book, but was still super excited for it. The first 200 pages was a retelling of the original movie, and it was painful. When you try to turn a classic movie into a book, it’s just awkward. I especially wasn’t a fan of this author’s writing style. The second half was a brand new story stemming off of the original...
  • Savannah
    i really enjoyed the first part being that it was more or less the movie. it was full of nostalgia for me. the sequel just falls flat in a big way. the original characters aren't present. you're left reading about the generation after them and.. it's just meh city, population this book. i felt the plot was too convenient and the characters had no depth. forgettable sadly.
  • Jennie Damron
    3.5 rating. I love Hocus Pocus. It's my favorite Halloween movie and I just adore Bette Midler as Winnifred Sanderson. I was so excited to read this book. I liked that the author stayed true to the movie and the characters. The sequel left me wanting more. The writing was mediocre and the story was missing something. I don't know but the charm in the movie was not reflected in this book. The magic just wasn't there which is sad considering the bo...
  • Christy
    The adaption of the original movie was good but the sequel was EVEN BETTER
  • jenn2.0
    They ruined this story. Don’t waste your money. Only thing good about this is the cover
  • Andi
    A solid 3.5. The writing was more enjoyable than I really expected. The first half was slow because I have the movie memorized, but really enjoyed the sequel.
  • Tara Weiss
    Trying not to let childhood nostalgia get in the way of a fair review, but it is hard. So hard. The wickedly wonderful Sanderson sisters are back with continued antics. And it's fun, without feeling that scared feeling of nighttime in a cemetery with ghosts and spell books and witches and zombies. There is adventure and family history dredged up, or unearthed, which leads to secrets and finding out the truth about your parents. So, there are some...