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, Paranormal, Holiday, Halloween, Witches, Fiction, Magic, Horror, Did Not Finish, Retellings

Reviews Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

  • Emma Giordano
    This ain’t it, folks.I really did not enjoy this book. While the novelization of the movie was fine for the most part, the sequel destroyed my reading experience. (Most of my rating/review is based on the sequel as the first portion of the story is the same as the film. I gave it two stars because the novelization deserves a three for still being part of the novel, but the sequel deserves one.)As for the first part of the story which is basical...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Read this for the Fiction Faction book club this month! Liveshow will be Sunday October 21st at 5pm EST on Tashapolis' channel!
  • 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...
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Rissa
    Hocus Pocus 3.5 ⭐Everything is going wrong again when Max and Allisons (stupid) daughter Poppy summons the sisters (trying to be brave) and ends up with her parents in hell and all of salem at the sisters wicked command. Elizabeth though the misunderstood sanderson sister is here to help Poppy and her friends in hopes to save Salem and her parentsThe writing was fine but the story was really good. Because i love the story of hocus pocus i didnt...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • jana [ bookishwiccan ]
    ****REVIEW HAS BEEN POSTED ON BOTH BLOGSPOT & WORDPRESS ***Find both links here : www.linktr.ee/bookishwiccanI 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!
  • Gigi
    Overall 2.5 starsThis was my most anticipated read for October and of 2018!Part 1: 4 ☆'sThe first part did not disappoint. It was pretty much like the movie.Part 2: 2 ☆'sThe sequel on the other hand was a disaster for me. The story read like a middle grade book and it just kept dragging..the narration was nothing like the first part.As for the diversity..while I appreciate the effort, it felt very forced..as if this book were trying to hit ev...
  • 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...
  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    Hocus Pocus is one of my all-time favorite movies and I was equal parts excited to revisit the beloved characters with a continuation 25 years later and terrified that it wouldn't live up to the nostalgia I feel for the film. As such I went into this with very low expectations and overall found this to be an enjoyable read. Full disclosure: I skipped the first 196 pages as I wasn't interested in reading a novelized account of the movie. Which was...
  • 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...
  • lyss
    Like pretty much everyone who read this book, I'm a big fan of Hocus Pocus, so I was really sad when I was having trouble getting through it. Even though I love the movie, I wasn't down to read the whole novelization of it. That made it a little boring for me considering I know the story already. The sequel had great representation in it, which I loved, plus all of the cool nods at the original movie, as well as the witches discovering the era of...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dennis
    This will not be a long review, because I am disappointed that this book didn't live up to my expectations. I just think retellings aren't my thing, and this is the second time I've been disappointed by one. Last year, I read Heartless and I was bored stiff. This time around, Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel was just not for me, in the slightest. The book is broken into multiple parts, and Part I is the strongest. It is a complete retelling of ...
  • 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...
  • Christy
    Why Fans of Hocus Pocus (the movie) will Love the Book Adaptation and It’s Sequel (even more!)1. Call back to 1993 - I was a little nervous that they would update the original story to our timeline but no, it’s held in all it’s 1993 glory. Brought it right back to my childhood!2. More time with the sisters - Come on, they didn’t make Pops of Max in this story. We all know Hocus Pocus is all about the SANDERSON sisters! And in the sequel w...
  • Future Slayer Girl
    You know, this story wasn't as terrible as I read in a few reviews. I too grew up with Hocus Pocus in my life, and I to was very picky about my sequel; and you know what? They did a fantastic job. The pacing was quick, the voice very easy to read. It held a lot of the tone of the original. All in all it's a very good story, and I hope Freeform is making the movie!
  • Brittany Kantack
    It was a little too campy for me but I loved the LGBT representation!