Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on July 24, 2017
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
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Seventeen-year-old homecoming queen, Gracie Mason, is a budding burglar.
While attempting her inaugural break-in, Gracie blacks out and wakes up far away from the scene. It turns out she accidentally intruded on a male witch’s “circle of power,” and now she’s bonded to him for life.
Gracie quickly learns that dissolving the bond with Asher, admittedly a very handsome and charming witch, is more complicated than she initially thought. To break the bond, Gracie must delve deeper into a society of witches that involves a secret club, a shadowy council, and all sorts of magical mischief. And right when it seems things can’t get any worse, witches start turning up dead.
It’s clear that Gracie is out of her depth as her quest to sever the bond magically turns into a murder investigation. But if Gracie and Asher don’t quickly uncover the killer, they might be next on the list.
I normally really enjoy reading witchy books and the cute name drew my attention but this one was a bit of a struggle to get through. The first thing I noticed was that this book was heavily inspired by Clueless and the main character, Gracie, really reminded me of Cher but with a southern accent. The big problem with Gracie is that unlike Cher she really doesn’t grow or evolve throughout the story. She is rich girl who takes down anyone who crosses her or her friends and will go to terrible lengths to do so. She changes herself based on her crushes but doesn’t even commit properly to these changes, i.e. she is a vegan that wears leather.
At first it seemed like a fun and fluffy read but I just could not connect with Gracie or her romantic interest Asher. He seem mainly focused on her looks and I just couldn’t justify the connection between them besides being magically tethered together. I also didn’t love the rules of magic in this world, a lot of things just didn’t make sense to me.
I think someone who can connect with the characters better than I could would enjoy this book but unfortunately I have to give Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats 2 stars.
Disclaimer: This book was provided to me by YA Bound Reviews in exchange for an honest review.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Reading Challenge