Problems on Every FrontThe girls seem to face new challenges everywhere they turn, and the pressure is threatening to tear them apart. Even their normal lives aren't free of stress -- particularly when Will's long absent father returns! Will the girls be able to pull it together before a new enemy emerges?
- This book holds 4 of the albums in the witch—comic, and ends the Mr. Vandom—story arc and Matt/Mandy—story arc, but also opens up a multitude of others. This arc is the last I've read ever, and it was my least favorite. I'm not a big fan of the beginning of the arc, 'cause I've never muched liked Orube, and I never cared much for the Redstone*—arc, but seem to remember liking it more later on.Now, as an adult, though, I see what the write...
- First appearance of Orube! I always thought she was really annoying at first until she finds her place in the group and realises that teamwork makes the dreamwork lmao. I also never really understood Taranee's reason for wanting a break until now but I guess it was a long time coming, she's been wanting a break basically since the beginning and I get that.
- Thus far Part III isn't really living up to the first two story arcs. This first volume starts off with a few one-shot stories and wraps up the drama between Will and her parents (the highlight of this novel for sure), before setting up the next major conflict. My main issue is, and has always been, Kandrakar's role in the plot. They claim to be "observers", but they are constantly interfering with the goings on in the world to restore "balance" ...
- It's becoming more grown-up in a way. At least in Taranee's case.