A Girl's Guide To Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
Jane Madison is a librarian forced to wear a silly costume and serve coffee in an attempt to keep her library open but when her pay is cut anyway and she is forced to live in a cottage behind the library her life changes quite unexpectedly.
In the basement of her new home is a collection of magic books that Jane learns she has the power to use. She awakens her familiar, Neko and gets a warden to help teach her, David Montrose. These characters round out her inner circle which already included best friend forever, Melissa, and her grandmother who raised her. There is also her "Imaginary Boyfriend" Jason who is a local professor and frequents her library.
Overall I enjoyed this book and I will probably read the next two in the series (mostly because I am one of those people who has to read the whole series, not because I have to know what happens to the characters). I like Jane's relationship with Melissa and the way she interacts with her grandmother and I really like how she struggles with becoming a witch but I HATED her relationship with Jason. They went on one date and danced once and she was calling him her boyfriend and inviting him to family reunions. It just felt forced and unrealistic, thats right more unrealistic that the part about her being a witch.
I did love Jane's internal rambling and her constant Shakespeare references. And I really loved how she realistically handled every bad day with mojito therapy, that is my kind of remedy.
I'm hoping without Jason I will like the next book more and I actually want to know more about her magic which there wasn't a ton of in this book.
This also counts as another book done for my First In A Series Challenge
Up Next: Accidental It Girl by Libby Street
This book counts toward my Library Challenge and First in a Series