Book Summery (Via Goodreads):The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.
Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.
Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.
Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.
To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she’s wicked too?
I initially discovered Seriously Wicked by reading a review of it on a review blog. I fell in love with the cover and the premise and before you know it, I was picking up my own copy to read. This is a contemporary, coming of age tale with a paranormal twist. It worked on all points for me. I adored the main character Cam. She is desperate to create her own path in the world and undo some of her mothers' wickedness. Cam is flawed and funny. I love her friends that she interacts with, they add a lot of character to the story. Cam's relationship with her mother is strained at best, but this too is an interest point in the story. There is a love interest and while it's a main element in the plot, it doesn't take over, which I can appreciate. Overall, this was a fun, fast read. I would definitely read Connolly's work again!
Cover Art Commentary:
Adorable! Adorable! Adorable! I love everything about this cover. The colors, the book, the broom...everything! I was immediately drawn to pick this up because of the cover!