I advise anyone planning to read this book to start with the first in the series, and read sequentially from there. That's what I did after I got hooked on the first book in the series.
Clarissa has many interesting adventures, first as a high-school student as a mortal, not fully realizing she is a witch, but hoping to get accepted to a school like Hogwarts. It turns out she has such powerful potential skills that she doesn't realize she has, and cannot control, that she is too dangerous to be accepted into Womby's School for Wayward Witches. However, her powers are such that she eventually has to be taken into Womby's for her own safety, the safety of the mortal world, and to keep her powers from the Raven Court, other fae, and even other witches. But not as a student; she is drafted as a teacher, despite having fewer witchly capabilities than any of the students she is supposed to be teaching.
While trying to find out the truth about her mother (who seems to be the wickedest witch in history) she has many adventures, each one more fantastic. Several are almost x-rated, so the pure of heart and prudes best not read. Some of them will tingle your...toes (and maybe other parts-be warned!).
Her interactions include the Raven Queen, the Crab King of the Pacific, The Singing Stallions (actually unicorns, whose leader looks like Rainbow Dash and adopts her as "his virgin"), and her students and teacher colleagues (most of whom seem to hate her). That's just a partial list!
The series is an enjoyable romp, with many memorable characters, and frequent references to Star Trek, Harry Potter, My Little Pony, art and music. Best "binge" read.
This is book #4 in the series for adult readers due to sexual content. Clarissa is finding her way at Womby's. She is starting to learn some spells and how to control her affinity while teaching her art students. She is finally gaining some respect from her most difficult students. Her roommate in the dormitory though who is tasked with mentoring her is making her miserable trying to "toughen her up" because she is too nice. She still has to be rescued from herself by Professor Thatch. Things take a turn near the end. It would be to your advantage to read the books in order because each one builds on the next.
This was another captivating romp through Clarissa’s life as she learns more about her affinity, gets herself into bad situations, and begins to learn what she is capable of doing. If only she could control her impetuousness, her affinity, and her love life (or lack thereof).
A major thread in the story develops the character of her roommate, Vega. Their antagonistic relationship contributes much of the force behind the events in the story and promises to be an important part of the future stories in this series of books.
The book is fun to read. Sarina Dorie creates an interesting world as well as intriguing characters.
A Handful of Hexes is Book 4 in the Womby's School For Wayward Witches series. This is an exceptionally well developed world with excellently developed characters. Book 4 is another adventure in the life of Clarissa. At Womby's Clarissa is an art teacher not a student. Clarissa's life never seems to run smoothly as she seems to have a knack for getting into bad situations. Although she is learning some spells they don't seem to help her control her affinity or curb her impetuousness. Love this book and series. Sarina Dorie has a wonderful imagination and a way with words that keeps you reading to the end and are left with wanting more.
I'm a fan. I'm emotionally invested in Clarissa's future at this point and am rooting her on all the way. She screws up a lot, but that makes her human. I kinda like it when I get mad at a character and want to yell at her through my kindle screen. C'mon, Clarissa! You know better! :D This is a great series. I don't ever feel left unsatisfied at the end, while simultaneously wanting to read the next one.
Well written, funny, book is the Womby's School for Wayward Witches series. These books are for older teens and adults due to some mature themes. Awesome story. The power of teachers and love can change the world. Children are not their parents, but are who they want to be. I love the way Clarissa stands up for her students, and has a great base of inherent goodness from her fairy godmother. I absolutely love this book and series!
This book wasn't something that I would normally read but I'm so glad I did.... the characters are likeable and well written, the story line was developed and the twists and turns along the way make for a story that will hold your attention from start to finish...
I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series....
I really love this series and it's super funny and snarky. I love the characters so much. She is one of my favorite authors. I love her books. I definitely recommend this book. I received this arc copy free and this is my honest opinion.
Excellent! Can Fricken Fantastic! Absolutely Amazing! Fabulously Funny! Hella Hilarious! This book is all of that and so much more! Clarissa is going to be one seriously and a as witch ... one day, until then we just hope nothing too bad happens.😂
What a wild ride. Clarissa is finally starting to get a handle on some magic, but it also seems like the more she learns, the more she figures out that things aren't what they appear at first glance. Great writing and imagery.