The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1) by Kate Williams

The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)

Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil. Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it's kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she's good at it.And lately Esme...

Details The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)

TitleThe Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)
Release DateSep 17th, 2019
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Reviews The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)

  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    The Babysitters Coven was cute, funny, and snarky. I loved the first half (5 stars) and liked the second half (3 stars). I feel like The Sitters and how they came to be, all their history, how each was chosen, etc. wasn't explained well enough. I want to know more!I will happily average both together and give it 4 stars. Can't wait to read the next installment!
  • Celia McMahon
    Thank you to Delacorte Press and NetGalley for the chance to review this title ahead of its release date.Wow. This book was just what I needed. Witty writing, with a magical plot-line and a protagonist you can cheer for to the very end. I just came off reading a highly disappointing anticipated read, and I have to be honest, my hope in books plummeted a bit. But thanks to this delightful, witchy read, hope has been renewed. What's it about? Esme ...
  • Catie
    This was a challenge to get through. I think that I really wanted more twisty, paranormal mystery and a lot less fluffy, bland babysitting. The main character is 17, but reads like she's 12.
  • andrea caro
    Not what I wanted it to be, sigh. RTC.
  • Samantha
    This was a really cute premise that was very specific to my interests (self-described as Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer - which it was and wasn't) However, Witch-y, slayer types with rescue pit bulls: I mean, that's more or less my identity.The story follows 17-year-old Esme Pearl as she discovers that there's more to babysitting than she ever thought. If we want to compare this to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I would say t...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    RTC for blog tour. Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for my review copy.
  • Samantha Colwell
    Alright, you got me. I didn’t realize that Kate Williams was writing a book just to prank me and all my 1990’s sisters, but here it is. So I hear you watched The Craft, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the original Babysitters Club growing up? Let’s just throw all that shit together into a tongue-in-cheek smoothie, and out pops The Babysitters Coven.This book is wild. I had no idea what I was getting into when I started it, and I’m not sure w...
  • Clephiro (The Book Coven)
    I want the time I spent reading this back.
  • amanda
    I was really excited for more witchy ya books but this just wasn’t what I expected in any way and it ended up being really disappointing.The writing is clunky and yes, I know this is a paranormal/fantasy, but it was super unbelievable at times and made me cringe with the exaggerated slang. The premise is that Esme has powers and meets a new girl at school who shocker ALSO has powers. They find out they both come from a long line of “sitters...
  • Bookevin
    3.5 starsI loved the premise of this book which is reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but it took a while for things to happen. Like, things started to progress and the whole "Sitter" thing was introduced about 60% into the book? Aside from that, The Babysitters Coven was a fun and quick read.--BITCH, I AM READY.
  • mindy
    I was hovering between 2 and 3 stars but ultimately I guess I’ll go with 3.I downloaded this thinking it was going to be about witch babysitters that fight actual crime.. but instead I got this weird cross between babysitters club and Buffy the Vampire SlayerSo one line that bothered me was the MC saying Claudia was the only POC in the Babysitters Club because I guess Jessi Ramsey doesn’t exist?? I know she wasn’t one of the original 4, but...
  • Kristi
    Cute. I liked it enough I definitely want to see the girls' adventures in the sequel. A bit of a slow build but the last third of the book I couldn't put down!
  • Evelyn Medina
    Huge thanks for netgalley for giving me an early copy of this! Before even reading, the initial description “adventures in babysitting meets Buffy the vampire slayer” was right up my alley! In the first couple chapters I immediately connected with Esme and her quirks, and she honestly felt like a REAL teenager. Not a book teenager who’s clearly overwritten and has a unrealistic dialogue. At some point though my love for this character start...
  • Elysian Fields
    So I’ve been on a YA kick lately because I realized there are some really amazing stories that I am missing just because I felt like they were too young for me to read. This was a book that caught my eye for of both the cover and the blurb. I was a staunch reader of the Babysitters Club in the ‘90s and it was my first book club; so I might have a soft spot for stories that pay tribute to my first book loves. This story was such a delight to r...
  • Brenna Clark
    Thank you so much to NetGalley for this ARC! I am always down for a novel with a Chosen One, witches, or anything set around Halloween, and this book gave me all three! It had heavy Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vibes with The Craft undertones, yet made a lore all its own that was so original and fun!We follow Kate, a babysitter. She and her friend Janis comprise the Babysitter’s Club, so named after the popular book series. There were more to the g...
  • Knobby
    I was given an advanced copy of this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I wanted so badly to love this! I grew up on The Baby-Sitters Club and the aesthetic gave me The Craft vibes, so I was totally excited to read it. Unfortunately, the writing was a little clunky and I lost interest a few times in the middle, which sagged a bit. Though the final 25% is the strongest part of the book, with a bit of urgency and action, the first 3...
  • Jen Solak
    This book looked like it would be the perfect book for me, and it was a good book, but it did fall short in a few ways. I’ll get those out of the way quickly in this review and then tell you why I think you should still read it! Much of what was disappointing about this book was that it felt like a first book in a series, and by that I mean that while there was a story arc it still felt like a lot of this was just set up for something bigger. T...
  • Maya
    2.5 stars. Or, by Goodreads standards "it was ok."It starts out kinda like Heathers meets Teen Witch and then it ends with Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy, which was the advertised feel. It was a little campy, I laughed a couple times, but overall it felt really immature and too edgy for its own good. I'm sorry, but intersectional feminism is not being unable to hold down a job at Jamba Juice because you think ordering a peach smoothie is w...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    This book seemed like a good idea at first, hence I requested it. Mentioning “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” would just make fans like me intrigued. I tried to read this book and it was kind of entertaining. It was funny in a way that the narrator, talked about minor situations as if they were significant. Normally, I’d enjoy reading books such as this one but unfortunately, I felt that this book wasn’t for me.The reasons why I didn’t enjoy ...
  • Kimberly (kimberly_reads)
    I enjoyed this story, but it didn’t live up to my original expectations. While I understand that Esme and her best friend Janis both enjoy fashion, I found the multiple outfit descriptions to be a bit much. I also found the use of abbreviations throughout the book (ex: FML, LOL, etc.) to be off putting for me personally and I don’t know how well they would translate to readers in years to come. I really wish we could’ve learned more about w...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    YALLI LOVED THISThis was just downright fun! I haven't laughed at snark, sarcasm, and wit like this in a while. I cannot wait to read the next book!