"A beguiling and magical coming of age tale"
The LaZelles are rich, own a beach front estate in
California, and are witches and warlocks except for the
patriarch who is not descended from a line of mages. The
children come into their powers after they reach
adolescence, all that is except for Gypsum who at the age
of nineteen shows no evidence that she will wield magic.
She accepts the fact that she is the odd sibling and just
when she thinks her life will be normal she "transitions
into a witch."
Gyp's powers are not like her brothers and sisters. Her
specialty is curses and she must curse someone or something
several times a day or she will get sick. Some of her
curses turn out to be funny, some are very scary, but none
are ever dull. The longer Gyp practices, the more she
refines her gift and something very surprising occurs that
shocks not only her but her entire family.
A FISTFUL OF SKY is a very beguiling and magical coming of
age tale. The heroine goes through some very funny
experiences as she comes to grips with her new-found powers
that will bewitch readers by her looking like a teenage
version of Samantha's befuddled aunt. Nina Kiriki Hoffman
has a flair for the dramatic and the unusual.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 15, 2002