Denise Little worked for Barnes&Noble/B. Dalton Bookseller for many years, first as a bookstore manager, then as their national book buyer for romance, science fiction, and fantasy fiction. She then joined Kensington Publishing, where she edited her own line of romance, Denise Little Presents. She's currently executive editor at Tekno Books.
Witch Highby Denise Little
These fourteen tales explore the challenges that students of the magical
High school is different for everyone. For some, it’s a time to shine, and for others, a time to survive. Then there are the students who attend those special schools for the gifted. But what if there was a school that catered to those rarest of students—those who can do magic?
These fourteen tales explore the challenges that students of the magical arts may face in a high school of their very own. If you think chemistry is tough, try alchemy. If you ever fell victim to a school bully, how would you deal with a bully gifted with powerful magic?
And if you needed more time to study, what spell could give you all the time you desired? These are just a few of the magical adventures that will await you when you enter Salem Township Public High School #4— otherwise known as Witch High...
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WITCH HIGH is a fun anthology that takes place at Salem Township Public High School #4, aka Witch High. Using the theme of the high school, each story weaves another piece of the fabric that is the history behind the school. The stories all reveal that even those with magical powers suffer the same struggles in high school as the non-magical kids. There are bullies, there is heartbreak, there are cliques, and so much more. Containing fourteen different stories, each author takes on a different idea and uses their imagination to create unique situations for their characters. Not reading much paranormal fiction personally, I will admit that none of the authors were known to me. But that did not hinder my enjoyment of the stories. As with most anthologies, I found that some of the stories spoke to me more than some of the others, but overall, they were all a treat to enjoy. Pick up WITCH HIGH and you will find out what happens when a fire elemental likes someone who is interested in them back...sparks really do fly! Discover the creative punishment that is inflicted on a student who wreaks havoc on the school and has to pay back the guidance counselor in full. And see what sort of hidden magic a girl with seemingly no magical ability at all can grow. These are just three of the wonderful stories included in the book. I'd wave my wand over everyone and make them read this book as well, but alas, I truly have no special abilities. At least, none of mine have manifested yet!
This collection of short stories was very entertaining. The stories involve a high school for the magically inclined teenager and the problems that can happen along the way. Plots varied from being full of humor to having a surprising twist in the end. A very satisfying read.
Witchcraft in Salem doesn't just belong in the history books. Witchy teens are living among normals, but at school, things are different. Witch High is just your average high school - you have the jocks, the cliques, the queen B's, and the geeks. It's really the same, but add a dose of magic. Spells go awry, mean girls rule the hallways, lunchtime can be horrible, and there are always classes you don't want to take. Failing magical classes becomes a whole new kind of failing.
There are 14 tales centering around this high school. While I don't normally read short stories (I always think they would make better books), these were wonderful. They captured my attention. I only wish that some of the tales overlapped characters.
~ yabooknerd @ http://yabooknerd.blogspot.com/
The premise of this well written fantasy anthology is looking into the lives of the students attending a very special school: Salem Township Public High School #4, better known by those familiar with the curriculum as Witch High. The back cover says it all as ¿Harry Potter and his friends would feel at home¿ at Witch High. The authors seem to have fun in spite of the somewhat limitations of topic, age and ¿locale¿. The fourteen contributions are all well written with the student talent being magic rather than science or math. Whether it is the cheerleaders using magic to prevent their pyramid from tumbling (¿A Perfect Ten¿ by Christina F. York), the irony of the ¿Late Bloomer¿ by Karen Fox who would rather die than attend the school or Josie supervising the school cafeteria (¿You Got Served¿ by Esther M. Friesner), the compilation is a fun lighthearted look at high school through a magical Potter like lens. --- Harriet Klausner