A teen Spot on I apologies in advance for my eventual mistakes as english is not my mother tongue In this third novel of the Seer series 16 year old Sabine Rose still intent on keeping her psychic abilities a secret is fitting in with the popular cliue at *her new school right down to the reuisite *new school right down to the reuisite and sensitive boyfriend When she discovers a haunted glass ball mysteriously hanging in her grandmother s kitchen window she puts in it in a box for safekeeping The ball keeps escaping from it s hiding spot and when it shows up at a school carnival and makes #A Boy Playing Fortune Teller Issue Some #boy playing fortune teller issue some accurate predictions Sabine turns to the handy man Dominic and her spirit guide Opal for assistancePart mystery part fantasy and part romance Witch Ball also incorporates subplots of implementing the school carnival struggling with Nona s increasing dementia and being torn between two boys the puppydog like sweet crush and the brooding older man round out the story and set the supernatural elements in a complete and believable setting Sabine is a sympathetic and likeable character everygirl with one little twistNewbies to the series will get wrapped up in the drama while fans will enjoy continued character development and culminating storylines The author provides ust enough information to bring readers unfamiliar with the storyline up to speed The writing is average and the ending predictable Singleton shines in creating eerie and suspensful scenes The voice of Sabine is dead on but for a 14 year old This allows the authorpublisher to keep the story clean enough for middle school audiences The Seer books are a perfect readalike for fans of Meg Cabot s Mediator series Witch Ball is sure to be a popular choice in public and school libraries serving teens The Witch BallLinda Joy SingletonFiction 247 pages The Witch Ball is the third book in the series The Seer This series is about a high school girl named Sabine who has physic abilities In this book Sabine finds a witch ball and her grandma Nona told her to get rid of it because it was evil and Sabine refused to she Gray Bishop just hid it But the school was having a carnival and they were going to set up a fortune teller booth and Sabine bought a plastic crystal ball But when the carnival comes she grabs the wrong ball the witch ball Sabine doesn t notice until after she had her prediction and her fortune was that she was going to die in 5 days by a person who loves her Then Sabine noticed it wasn t the crystal ball it was the witch ball There were 3 other fortunes told before her so she was determined to find out what they were But if they came true that means Sabine s fortune would come true also Now she only had 5 days to find out the other fortunes I think this book was a really good book to continue on to the series I finished this book in a day so it was really good I really like reading books with mysteries in them My favorite character is Sabine She is a really busy girl but has time for everyone She has time for her boyfriend her popular friends her unpopular friends and even her grandma Nona Which I really like because she is about to pass unless Sabine and Dominic find the remedy book which is Nona s medicine to heal her Unfortunately the remedy book is lost in the past but they are really close to finding it Hopefully they will find it before Nona passes. Her refused to have it in the house Now the haunted witch ball's predictions are coming true and Sabine must solve the mystery before its final prediction her own death becomes a deadly reality Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Visionary Fiction Bo. E get to see thins progress even further with Sabine and Dominic and her relationship with Josh Personally I loved how things progressed but the only thing that I kept rooting for is not happening Sabine dumping Josh Like seriously if the guy can t accept you as you are freaky powers and all then you shouldn t be with him But other than that it was interesting to see that all the predictions came true including Sabine dying It wasust the right way for Dominic to confess if only he had but oh well RESUME MAY HAVE SPOILERSWhen Sabine visited Pine City *read The Seer 2 her relative gave her an enchanted witch *The Seer 2 her relative gave her an enchanted witch Turns out that ball is possessed by an evil ghost that refuses to let go When the school organizes a fair with a divination stand the ball ends up replacing a fake one and Manny Sabine s friend gave real predictions to three people and Sabine Manny said that Sabine was going to die in less than a week She then tries to find the three people to know their predictions to see if they come true They all came true When comes the day of her death everyone around Sabine traps her in the house so nothing happens to her When Sabine gets an email that her little sister ran away from their house to oin her she decides to This is a cute fast read that continues the Seer series with Sabine Her grandmother s dementia continues to worsen and since Sabine is in the popular group at her high school she s deathly afraid of her friends finding out her secret about being psychic That fear is multiplied by the fact that she somehow has inherited a haunted witch ball that is causing all sorts of supernatural mayhem with her and her friendsOverall I found this to be a decent paranormal mystery it has all the elements of a fun series a bit of romance some mystery and some magic The action in this book doesn t stop which makes for a real page turning experience I liked that we got to see character development for some of Sabine s classmates and especially have some development between the relationship between Sabine and her grandmother s handyman Dominic Some family stuff gets thrown in as well and we finally get to know about Sabine s sisters and mother and have some page time with them which is greatThe book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger so you might want to have book 4 ready if that bother s you I enjoyed this for the most part and while there s a lot of action the conflict seemed to be stagnant throughout it was the same high stakes conflict again and again leading me to roll my eyes at Sabine sometimes because she kept making a huge deal over the SAME THING and nothing really moved forward
With That Said Everything Was Resolved By The End Ofthat said everything was resolved by the end of book so it wasn t a total loss I m still looking forward to reading the seuelAlso posted on Purple People Readers Don t get me wrong I really enjoyed reading the first book of this serie although I didn t rated it 5 stars but I feel like I enjoy this serie and as I go through it Tome 3 was definitely better than tome 2 and *tome 2 better than tome 1 In the tome 1 the *2 better than tome 1 In the tome 1 the are really clich s but as the time pass they kind of fall of it and they are less shallow if I could say I m in my late 20s so I am obviously not the target audience for this serie but I can honestly say that if I were 15 today I would ve rated that 5 stars That s the kind of books I enjoyed reading as. Yer Volunteering with her friends to help run the psychic booth at their school's fundraising carnival Sabine discovers too late that the fake crystal ball she meant to bring has been mysteriously switched In its place is the strange witch ball she locked away after her grandmot. .
Linda Joy Singleton