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, Paranormal, Horror, 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. 💜
  • ☼ 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • kory.
    I read this for the NEWTs readathon, for the "ends on an even page number" prompt.Content/trigger warnings for ableism, murder, mentions of death of parents, blood, abusive father, homophobia, mentions of drowning, fire, misogyny,Rep: Ambrose is Black and pansexual (Not said on page, but he's explicitly not straight, and the author is aware that he's pan in the show, so I feel comfy labeling him pan in this). Rosalind is Black and has a genetic c...
  • Paige Green
    Disclaimer: I received this from Scholastic and Fantastic Flying Book Club! Thanks! All opinions are my own.Book Series: Prequel to the Sabrina Netflix seriesRating: 5/5Diversity: Roz and Ambrose are African-American and Theo is a transgender manPublication Date: July 9, 2019Genre: YA Fantasy/TV Series Backstory…?Recommended Age: 16+ (slight gore, some violence, love, mature romance, and witchcraft)Publisher: ScholasticPages: 288Amazon LinkSyno...
  • Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
    Season of the Witch is a dark and chilling coming-of-age prequel story based on the Netflix show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is based on the original comics of the same name. While it does have horror elements, it’s on the lighter side. If you enjoy dark fantasies, you may enjoy this one.This book alternates between Sabrina’s life by day and things that happen in the dark. The latter explores additional perspectives through the ...
  • 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' 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 into.Tommy's story in pa...
  • Nicole Luiken
    First off I'm not really the target audience for this one: I've never watched the Netflix show (though now I kind of want to) and have only a brushing acquaintance with the Sabrina comics. I bought this because I'm a fan of Sarah Rees Brennan.I liked the format of white and dark pages which alternated between Sabrina's first person POV and deeper looks at some side characters, friends and enemies. Very atmospheric. The writing was good, but the w...
  • 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.
  • Lauren Archer
    I was so excited to read this, but I did not feel as a prequel this added much to the cannon. It was just meh for me.
  • Amber
    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from BookCon 2019 and Scholastic Inc. in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Nope, nope, nope.Let’s be honest here, media tie-ins are always a risk. First of all, most the time they make the assumption that you’re already a big fan and that’s why you’re reading the book. I personally believe they’d be a more effective resource if...
  • ElphaReads
    Like many other people, I'm not so patiently waiting for the next season of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. I mean, what a cliffhanger! What a game changer! It's one of my favorite Netflix shows, and since the comics haven't released a print edition of Volume 2 yet (it's been SO LONG!) I'm really looking for content to hold me over. Lucky for me, Sarah Rees Brennan wrote SEASON OF THE WITCH, a prequel novel about Sabrina and her friends and famil...
  • Kibkabe
    * Giveaway win from I Read YA*"Season of the Witch" by Sarah Rees Brennan is the prequel novel to the "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" exploring what happens to Sabrina the summer before her 16th birthday when she's supposed to assume her destiny as a witch and give up her mortal lifestyle.If you're familiar with the dark version of Sabrina The Teenage Witch thanks to Netflix, then you know Sabrina Spellman lives with her two aunts, Zelda and Hil...
  • Fanni
    Just so we're all clear: I ordered this book approximately a minute after I became aware of it's existence. That's how much I like The Chilling Adventures TV show.Bear in mind that this story and world is something quite familiar and dear to me, so I will compare this novel to all that I already knew. I think this will be most likely enjoyable for someone who's not familiar with the show but I just genuinely wished this could be a fix for me unti...
  • Brogan Lane
    The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina + Sarah Rees Brennan = spending my money. I was totally surprised by this book because I just wasn't expecting it. I loved the first part of the Netflix's series (not so keen on the second but hey ho) and it got me back into witches and witchcraft and I looked on Goodreads for books like this, and although I found a few, it wasn't the same because I kinda liked the characters and the set up of the world. I was w...
  • Mandy
    I was always going to love Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, given my teenage love of the Archie comics and my current obsession with Riverdale. What wasn't certain was whether I'd enjoy Season of the Witch, the first book in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina novelisations based on the hit TV series. I find TV novelisations to be very hit and miss, more often miss than hit, so I proceeded with extreme caution.Two things convinced me to try Season ...
  • Gabbi Zurlo
    The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, despite its shortcomings (and there are some), is my favorite show. So when I saw that Sarah Rees Brennan was slated to write a novelization of it I was beyond excited.I want an entire series of these novels. Season of the Witch is a prequel set the summer before the Netflix series starts. As her 16th birthday looms ever closer, Sabrina falls prey to uncertainty to a degree that she's never experienced before. ...