The Babysitters Coven

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 needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let's just say she owes some people a new tree.

Enter Cassandra Heaven. She's Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria cooking. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme's babysitters club?

The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra's mother left her: "Find the babysitters. Love, Mom."

Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they're about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.

My Review

I like many other readers was drawn to this book by the book cover and the concept of this book being the next "Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets The Babysitter's Club". Esme and Janis really were like the babysitter's club. Cassandra is the wild card in the group. I liked her. She was unpredictable; which made her intriguing.

The writing style is definitely geared towards the young readers. Which is fine as that is the target audience but a lot of "ya" books are being read by adults as well.  This book did not transition to adults. The girls are not bad but it is the overall story. It was lacking that strong "wow" factor. You could say that this book ended up being a "sleeper" novel for me. I don't think I will be following these girls on the next adventure.


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