When I was in middle school my best friend and I rented the movie The Craft every weekend for more weekends than I want to try to guess. It was a lot. While that particular movie dates to my generation, specifically, everyone had one. There’s something about tween/teen years that brings out a witchy period.

Some of us hold on to that witchy period forever, I suppose. #SorryNotSorry

"We are the weirdos, mister." - The Craft

I moved on to Buffy The Vampire Slayer and developed more of a love for badass fighter heroines and the vampires they love, but there’s always been a soft spot in my heart for a good witch book. So when I read the blurb for the upcoming The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams, I basically turned into the heart-eyes emoji for a solid minute.

We’re talking teen witches. We’re talking saving the town. We’re talking Buffy allusions and magic/superpowers. I. AM. HERE. FOR. IT.

The Babysitters Coven is the first in a series (yay!) and is set to hit stores and Kindles next Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams


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 food. 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. 

All the cool kids are pre-ordering: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound

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