Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Humorous / Black Comedy
A. W. Jantha
Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens. Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on Earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest death-defying scheme.
A. W. Jantha
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"First part reads as if I’m watching the movie, the second part was a bit different. "
"3.5/5 ⭐️ 1/2 There’s not much to say if you’ve watched the movie. It’s very true to the movie, word for word. This portion of the book is a very quick read. Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite movies so I was able to enjoy reading it after seeing it a thousand times. The banter of the characters is always my favorite, it’s still very much a child story and it doesn’t have any expansive plot or character development but it is a classic. 2/2 I was shocked to find out that the sequel half of this story is NOT actually based in Hocus Pocus 2. It is a completely different storyline and characters from the new movie. I actually liked this story way better than Hocus Pocus 2. Although the storyline closely follows the original story with the turn out of things, it includes a lot more avenues like more witches, hell, and we even meet the Sanderson’s mom!! It gave back story to the characters and gave them more personality than I think the original story did. The adventure they go on also seems more dire and life threatening. Of course the book is written for children. It’s got witty banter and cheesy jokes, but it highlights the children and keeps the story true to the original characters. I think if you ever enjoyed Hocus Pocus or are a fan like me and watch it at least once a year, this book will bring you joy. It also left me with a bit of a cliffhanger so if they decide to continue this book series, I will definitely be reading with excitement. "
"Mmm, the gay is immaculate. I jest, I jest. It's a really good read all around. "
Jules Artemis Allan Gavlick
"This book consists of the first movie and the next movie they are working on. Story 1 is verbatim to the movie. It was good, but sometimes exact dialog and events can get boring to read with no changing factors. If you're like me than you've seen Hocus Pocus enough times that you can probably quote it too.The second one wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Sequels generally aren't though. Not a bad book to read every now and than but also not at the top of my list either. I'd give it a 6/10. "