THE DEMON NOTEBOOK

By
Erika McGann
The Demon Notebook

Grace and her four best friends, Jenny, Rachel, Adie and Una, are failed witches. But one night, they stumble upon real magical powers – and their notebook takes on a diabolical life of its own.

Can Grace and her friends stem the wave of powerful magic … before tragedy strikes?.

Awards

Waverton Good Read Children’s Award - 2014

Winner

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Paperback:
208 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847172952

Also available as an Electronic Book (ePub)

ISBN:
9781847175304

Grace and her four best friends, Jenny, Rachel, Adie and Una, are failed witches – and they have a notebook full of useless spells to prove it. But one night, they stumble upon real magical powers – and their notebook takes on a diabolical life of its own.

The girls watch, helpless, as, one by one, their spells start to work, moving relentlessly towards the worst one of all …

Can Grace and her friends stem the wave of powerful magic … before tragedy strikes?

Erika McGann was the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children's Prize 2014 for The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. The first three books in the Cass and the Bubble Street Gang series received raving reviews! 

the plot in this debut from first-time author McGann is set on high speed, with events piling up fast and furious…[a] fun and lightly spooky story

Publishers Weekly

McGann’s debut is funny, a bit scary and surprisingly realistic, given the premise; she nails the relationships among the kids with ease. Preteens will enjoy the easy read, identify with the characters and ask for more

Kirkus Reviews

an entertaining book full of thrills, spills and lots of witchey goodness sure to delight any fan of middle-grade fiction! A fun, quick read with tons of action and great characters ... tone was youthful and fresh ... Fans of witches who love solid female friendships and plenty of adventure and mayhem are sure to love THE DEMON NOTEBOOK!

whatdanielledidnext.com

shades of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer ... the characters are convincing and well developed, encouraging the reader to pursue the story to its satisfying conclusion ... enjoyable … recommend it to any children who enjoy stories about magic and friends finding their way out of trouble

English 4-11

the plot is very well executed, the characters are loveable, the magic is well conceived. Gets [my] seal of approval. Read it!

inkandpaperhearts.wordpress.com

'gathers momentum as the situation becomes increasingly urgent … compelling'

Carousel Magazine

'the teen dialogue is sharp and realistic, an excellent read'

Irish Examiner

written with a light touch and combines humour, fast-paced action and tension with strong dialogue and a convincing portrayal of friendship and school life. Will probably appeal most to 11+ girls

SLA Magazine

funny, entertaining and spooky ... no doubt there will be more good things to come from this talented writer ... a fast paced adventure story with plenty of excitement and bucket loads of laughs ... the dialogue is extremely funny and it is refreshing for a friendship between girls to be handled in such a positive manner

http://gobblefunked.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/the-demon-notebook

Erika McGann’s debut novel is a scary scorcher of a story. Fast-paced narrative, quick-fire dialogue and dramatic climax ... for girls in the 9-12 age bracket, it’s a great read.

Books Ireland

'touches of humour make this story of magic and friendship a good read for lovers of paranormal fiction'

parentsintouch.co.uk

'don’t miss Erika McGann’s debut, The Demon Notebook'

Inis

'an entertaining read for girls of 12+' 'shot through with humour, the friendship between the girls is realistically portrayed'

Armadillo Magazine

'a spookily bewitching story'

Irish Times

'succeeds in creating a story with likeable characters, plenty of dramatic tension and even some humour' 'taps into the ongoing interest in YA fiction for all things supernatural' 'I look forward to seeing what McGann writes in the future'

http://kidsreadbooks.wordpress.com

'thrilling story full of twists for older readers'

Primary Times

spooky, scary and great fun ... a well plotted adventure with scares, thrills, friendship and laughs

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