Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #1)

It's the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She's always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. But she's also lived a normal mortal life - attending Baxter High, hanging out with her friends Susie and Roz, and going to the movies with her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle.Now time is running out on her every day, normal world, and leaving behind Roz and Susie and Harvey is a l...

Details Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #1)

TitleSeason of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #1)
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
PublisherScholastic Inc.
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Horror, Paranormal, Witches, Fiction

Reviews Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #1)

  • Amanda
    The POV chapter from Harvey's brother, Tommy, DID ME IN. I was not expecting that. The POV chapter from Harvey's brother, Tommy, DID ME IN. I was not expecting that. 💜
  • Sophie (Blame Chocolate) *on hiatus*
    Read the full review and more at Blame Chocolate.A big thank you to Scholastic for the review copy. This has not influenced my opinion in any way. I laughed hard, got a bit teary-eyed, aaaawww’ed a lot, and wanted to rewatch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by the time I was done. This is a TV tie-in done amazingly well and I’m so glad I got to read it I went in with super high expectations, craving for something to bring me back all that s...
  • ☼ rachel ☼
    I received a copy of this book from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.You can see this review and many others on my BlogI really enjoyed this prequel novel to Netflix's show "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", and I think it's perfect for anyone who really likes the show. Personally, I really liked the show, so I think that somewhat goes into my enjoyment of this book. It's a very cute and fun YA/Middle Grade sto...
  • Yvonne Olson
    If you're a fan of the television show, you'll enjoy this immensely. Sarah Rees Brennan managed to write a book that had the same eerie and beautiful setting of the show. This book is a prequel to the show, leading up to Sabrina's dark baptism. There is character growth and some backstory you don't get from the television show that makes the characters even more well-rounded. The relationships between Sabrina and her family are highlighted more, ...
  • Mari Johnston
    This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a (Book) Girl.Meh.That one word pretty much sums up how I feel about Sarah Rees Brennan’s prequel to the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix series. Book adaptations of movies and shows are always a risky thing to do. Season of the Witch isn’t the worst I’ve read, but it certainly wasn’t the best.Everything about this story was very flat. You are definitely able to read it wit...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Blog | Twitter | InstagramThe Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Series: Season of the Witch : Daughter of Chaos: TBD Path of Night: TBD Review was originally posted here at Booked J. As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for participating in the blog tour/my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way. "Power shouldn't only be in the hands of those with cold, fickle hearts. If I wanted bet...
  • Regan
    Thanks for making me cry on an airplane, SRB. Again.This is really good.
  • Luv
    It's great to get back into this world again, whilst awaiting a new season. I loved the different POV's, especially Tommy's and Ambrose's
  • Leah
    The characters here matched the show perfectly, and for that, I applaud Sarah Rees Brennan. I imagine that was incredibly hard to do. I particularly loved the other characters chapters. They were the highlight of this book for me, and I think that's just because we see so much of Sabrina in the TV show. It was great to see outside of her story. I loved the formatting of this book, but the black pages (with white letters) had my eyes straining a b...
  • 🦃Tiffy 🍗🍁
    I liked the first 100 pages of this one as well, but then from there fell flat for me which is disappointing because I love the show a lot just not the book really wanted to like it and then it has dark pages with white lettering on them makes it hard to read for me.
  • Amanda
    “I mean, launching into deep philosophical conversations about, like, feelings… I normally just have sex with people, or curse them, you know, normal stuff…” the harvey/nick scene was… a lot
  • Viral
    Thanks to Scholastic for the ARC at BEA 2019!I enjoyed this prequel to the Netflix series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina". If you like the show, you'll like this. I like the show. So I liked it. It's written in a similar manner, telling the story of the summer leading into the first season, of how Harvey and Sabrina got together. A fun YA/middle grade novel. I'll admit, I prefer the show's storytelling to this; this felt less effective and I...
  • Rachel
    My overall feelings toward this book can be summed up in one word: meh. I really love the Netflix original The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but this book didn't really have any plot, creepy atmosphere, dark humor, or anything that I really love about the show. The setting, characters, and basic premise were all the same but I didn't feel the execution really added anything to my love of the series.
  • Skyeofskynet
    Good shit.Not the plot. To be honest the plot could be absoulety about anything and it wouldn't change much about the whole thing.But Sarah Rees Brennan recreated the voices of the characters perfectly. And what's more important, she recreated what is going on in their heads perfectly. But reading white font on black pages was pure horror.
  • Chriss
    A fantastic prequel. Fitted in brilliantly with the comics. A must have for any fan of the series. I'm glad Sarah Rees Brennan was the one to write this story, she did a brilliant job and deserves more than five stars. 13 stars all the way. Can't wait for the sequel. Off now to binge watch the show.
  • Christy
    When I first started reading, I thought, “Do I really need a prequel to the TV show when I’ve read the comics? When I watched the original TV show?” I almost didn’t move ahead. That would have been a mistake. I really loved the chapters from other characters, especially Tommy’s chapter. Giving him that chapter made the entire book worth it.
  • Stephanie
    I still have no inclination to watch the show, but this was good SRB content.
  • Chelsea
    This was a great insight into all the characters. I can really get such a good understanding of them now when I watch the show. It tells you all the ins and outs of their personalities that you don’t always get to see on screen. I loved the chapters about Ambrose and Harvey. Now I can go and re watch both of the seasons on Netflix This was a great insight into all the characters. I can really get such a good understanding of them now when I w...
  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    Originally published at Kendall Reviews. It’s no secret that I love the Netflix series, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Two awesome seasons, a holiday special, the comic books—I’ve watched/read them all.When I found out a prequel novel was going to be released, I pre-ordered it ASAP and started reading almost as soon as the lovely book arrived. Now, thanks to Kendall Reviews, I get to share my thoughts with the world.Summer is slowly co...
  • Eve beinguniquebooks
    In this Sabrina The Teenage Witch retelling and tie in to the Netflix series, we meet Sabrina who's approaching her sixteenth birthday upon which she will come into her full witch powers and attend a magical school instead of her human one.In the lead up to her birthday she and her cousin Ambrose get I to trouble casting a spell to make Harvey love her which goes a bit overboard and she also gets possessed by a water sprite who tries to claim her...
  • Yon Nyan (BiblioNyan)
    The following chapters killed my feels: Tommy, Ambrose, & Zelda. I love Ambrose and Zelda so much. This was an excellent prequel novel to the series and creates great groundwork for Sabrina’s persona in the first season of the series. It’s wonderfully spooky and atmospheric without being over-the-top. Juggles the struggles of dual identities, especially on a cultural level, granted it’s more unique and dark in this sense. Overall perfect fo...
  • Mirta (secretlifeofapotterheadgirl)
    4 stars to my amazing Sabrina, Ambrose and the few glimpses of Nick Satan give us ...I don’t care about the Farm Boy 4 stars to my amazing Sabrina, Ambrose and the few glimpses of Nick Satan give us 🖤...I don’t care about the Farm Boy
  • Madison Story
    I received this ARC at Yallwest and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! The book fits well with tone of the show, though it may be a little lighter. I feel like the author did a good job capturing Sabrina's voice.I wish the plot moved a little quicker at the beginning, and there were some oddly structured sentences and repetitive word choices (though some of this could be from having an uncorrected proof). But overall, I was impres...
  • Caity
    This is a great book for fans of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The overall story is fun and really sweet. The format is intriguing as it alternates between Sabrina's perspective and an omnipotent perspective that gives great insight into the character's minds. I really loved learning more about the characters this way and think it's one of the most interesting aspects of the book. There is also a perfect balance between the humor Brennan is...
  • Leseparatist
    I am not much of a fan of this show (though I do enjoy it occasionally), but in her prequel, Brennan makes the characters' interactions and psyches more layered and reveals a lot of the inner darkness of the show as well as its tenderness. I enjoyed the dark pages much more than the plottier white ones - the story of the prequel is but an excuse for extended internal monologues revealing the pain and love of many of the characters we gain insight...