Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1) by Celine Kiernan

Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)

On the night that Aunty dies the Raggedy Witches come for Mup's mam. Pale, cold, relentless, they will do anything to coax Mam back to Witches Borough. When they kidnap Mup's dad, Mup and her mam must leave the mundane world to rescue him. But Mam is strange on this side of the border - striding, powerful, and distant. Even if they can save Dad, Mup is not sure anything will ever be the same again...

Details Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)

TitleBegone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)
Release DateFeb 1st, 2018
PublisherWalker Books
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Paranormal, Witches

Reviews Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)

  • Geo Marcovici
    Translation widget on the blog!!!O carte foarte bine scrisă! O acțiune alertă, o lume magica deosebita, mult suspans si adrenalina. Nu o poți lăsa din mână. Eterna luptă dintre bine și rău!Recenzia mea completa o găsiți aici: https://justreadingmybooks.wordpress....
  • Whispering Stories
    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comMup’s Dad has been taken to Witches Borough, a place which is ruled by her Grandmother who isn’t very nice. Her Mam, Stella, was raised by her Aunty and kept away from Witches Borough but now that her Aunty has died (though still there in spirit) the Witches want to take Stella back.When she resists her husband is taken and it is up to Stella, Mup, Tipper (Mup’s baby brother that has been ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    I LOVED THIS SO MUCH! I'll be talking more about this book really soon!
  • Erin
    Irish author Celine Kiernan has created a delightful middle grade series that shows the importance of being a good friend and the importance of family. The action begins almost immediately with the disappearance of Mup's father. It is on the same night that Mup learns that her mother has a magical past. Plenty of colorful characters and an interesting world. I don't read very many middle grade books, but I felt it was light and airy with plenty o...
  • Kate Forsyth
    Celine Kiernan is an Irish writer, illustrator and animator best known for her wonderful Moorehawke fantasy series for young adults, which I read and loved many years ago. Begone the Raggedy Witches is aimed at a younger readership, but it shares the vivid and atmospheric world-building, the strong and empathetic characters, and the powerful plot engine which keeps the story whizzing along.The story begins when Mup realises that their car is bein...
  • Sandra Deaconu
    Coperta mi se pare tare simpatică, mai ales ochii aceia care pândesc și în pădurea în care se duc personajele. Titlurile capitolelor și micile ilustrații care le însoțesc au fost deliciul cărții. Stilul, personajele și atmosfera m-au dus cu gândul pe alocuri la Lewis Caroll, în vreme ce toată treaba cu dusul în altă lume pentru a-l salva pe tată m-a aruncat direct în O buclă în timp, de Madeleine L'Engle. Luați o fetiță c...
  • Robin Stevens
    An exciting magical adventure that's beautifully written and very touching. I loved Mup as a main character, and the world of the raggedy witches is gorgeously described. A wonderful book! (10+)*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*
  • Sinéad O'Hart
    A brilliant, atmospheric, evocative and pacy read. Mup was a beautiful character, brave and vulnerable and clever, and Crow broke my heart. I found the Raggedy Witches truly chilling, and the folklore/magic/touches of Irish language were very pleasing. I have loved all of Celine Kiernan's work for older readers so it's no surprise I enjoyed every word of this - I can't wait for the sequels.
  • Stephanie
    Gorgeously magical, beautifully written and unique, with deep, resonant questions about women and power and responsibility, and three generations of fierce, fascinating women all on a fantasy adventure together. I loved it, and I cannot wait for Book 2!(I almost never dog-ear books, but I folded page after page of this one when particular lines and big ethical questions hit me so hard that I knew I would want to come back to them!)
  • Giovanna
    I often more than not hear people say that to make a strong Middle-Grade character you need to take the parents out of the picture because we have the wrong notion that to take care of a child is to boss them around and take away their freedom.Begone The Raggedy Witches defies all these stereotypes and more with Mup, an awesome little girl, in the quest to rescue her dad with her Mam, her Aunty, little brother Tipper and Badger, the family's dog....
  • Dianna
    I enjoyed reading this book jam-packed with magic and familial love. Mup is such a caring, brave heroine, and I adored the ending.The beginning was quite scary—I hate to admit it, but this children's book actually gave me nightmares after I read it before bed the first night. The rest was pretty intense too, as far as scariness levels (throughout) and also emotions (near the end).So: magical, exciting, action-packed, but maybe not for the very ...
  • Annie
    This was indeed Ireland’s answer to JK Rowling! A middle grade, magical adventure that crosses over realms for a challenge between good and evil and a young girl’s quest to saved loved ones. Although the target audience would be middle grade readers from ages 8 and up, I found it to be so well written, even adults could enjoy the tale. The story is fast paced and the action begins from page one and manages to hold the reader captive to the en...
  • Yesha
    *** Note: I received e-ARC of this book via NetGalley,in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to author, publisher, and NetGalley. ***Begone the Raggedy Witches, first in the The Wild Magic Trilogy, was the mix of magic, spirit and witches with quirky funny characters. Importance of family, compassion, and conscience was the center theme of the book.CharactersMain character Mup was sweet, innocent, brave, good-hearted child who kept her con...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Aunty Boo had always been the one who protected Mup and her family from the evil raggedy witches by by trying to keep them safe in the mundane world. But no sooner does Aunty pass away, and a bunch of raggedy witches arrive at their home, with the intention of kidnapping Mup's Mam, Stella, and bringing her back across the border to her birthplace in the Witches Borough in the Glittering Land where Mup's tyrannical grandmother rules as Queen. With...
  • April
    Mup is a young tween who spots the men and women witches in the trees following her and her mom as they drive home to see Aunty. The night Aunty dies. The night when everything changes and it is revealed that Mup's mam is the daughter of a tyrannical queen of Witches Borough. This is part road-trip to save her kidnapped dad, part a coming-of-magical-age, and part the story of the side-kicks because Mup's mam is the one that is the "Chosen One". A...
  • Peter
    a really enjoyable children's fantasy story with horror elements. Although aimed at children, the stories themes and characters are relatable on a grander scale. The fantastical story of a hidden world of witches was gripping and fun. I will be looking to complete the trilogy.
  • Lena
    "I want to help fix what my mother did there — help people learn how to work together, and how to speak freely. Help build a world where all magics are equal, and all voices, big and small, can be heard.”"I. ADORED. THIS. BOOK. It has everything - diversity, morals, captivating story, compelling, imperfect characters, using plot as a device to discuss topics such as freedom of speech, acceptance, equality, kindness, passing away (in a very te...
  • Kal-L
    Oh wow! Some really unique imaginings. I fell in love instantly and cannot wait to read the next one! Fantastic reading for anyone who loves magic with a twist of darkness.
  • Stephen Baird
    This is going to be a hard one to beat as my favourite book of the year, and it's not even officially released yet! It has the feel of a classic childrens book, with the evil queen and the hero's quest and will sit well with others such as The Snow Queen, but is also part of a wonderful trend of excellent fantasy books for that 8-12 age range.The action begins from the moment you open the book with Mup noticing the raggedy witches following them ...
  • Noelia Alonso
    This was such a fun middle-grade story. A bit messy at parts but for kids this is amazing. The world is so magical and Kiernan's writing is lovely.
  • Kieran Fanning
    When her father gets kidnapped, young Mup, with her mam, baby brother and dog, travels into a fantasy land ruled by an evil queen (who is also her grandmother). It is a land of dark forests and magic, where people turn into animals and live in fear of the Queen's enforcers - the raggedy witches. They are a terrifying spectacle, as is their queen, who towers over the narrative like a dark shadow, much like the White Witch in Narnia or Lord Voldemo...
  • Sarah
    Loved this! Ready for book 2
  • Beth Cato
    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley.This utterly charming middle grade novel is bright and dark all at once, embodying a classic fairy tale vibe with a modern approach. Mup is a smart, compassionate young girl. As her aunt is dying in the hospital, she spies raggedy witches gliding from tree to tree to chase her family's car. It turns out her mother is the heir to the throne in the witch's realm--and her grandmother is a cruel tyrant. Wh...
  • Matt Davies
    This book, which is the first of a trilogy, begins with Mup travelling home one evening with her mum and brother, Tipper. The action instantly begins when witches begin to mysteriously follow the family. Within the first few chapters there have been unexpected visitors, a death and a kidnapping. It is a dark, dramatic start which sets the tone for the rest of the book. I was hooked!What follows is the family’s quest as they cross over into the ...
  • Aeicha
    The night Mup’s Aunty dies the Raggedy Witches come and kidnap her dad, setting Mup, her baby brother, loyal dog, and Mam (mom) on a journey across worlds to rescue him. In this new, witch filled world, Mup learns that her Mam was born here and her grandmother is the terrible queen who fills her people with dread. Most magic is outlawed and rebels are severely punished. Once in Witches Borough, Mup’s Mam begins to act differently ...
  • Cindy
    This book was awesome! Right from the first pages you have witches following Mup and her mother back from the hospital where Aunty is passing away. Mup's mom is from another world where her mother is the evil queen and Aunty brought her to our world to keep her safe. She married and had two kids, but the past comes back as it often will. What ensues is an adventure of great proportions! It was so fun to read and I will definitely be reading the n...
  • MoonLa Reads
    Begone the Raggedy Witches is about a girl of color who must find a way to save her dad. Along the way she makes a friend who helps her in her journey, and who she must later help. Her mom, brother, and dog go with her on the journey. On their way to find her dad, they find that there is more to this journey than what meets the eye and that she is more powerful than she knows in more ways than one.
  • Femke (booksfemme)
    Oh what a lovely read this was! I thoroughly enjoyed going on adventure with Mup and her band of friends and family. Mup's an absolutely adorable main character - she's such a caring and warm person. The thing I loved most of all was how the importance of family is expressed. It's just wonderful. (enough adjectives for this small text I suppose)
  • Elysia
    3.5 stars
  • Christina Reid
    This throws you straight into the action with witches leaping through trees, ghosts and shapeshifters. Full review to come!