It’s not easy being a teenage witch. Thirteen-year-old Abby Shepherd is just getting the hang of it when weird stuff starts happening all around her hometown of Willow Cove—green slime bubbling to life in science class, a giant snake slithering around the middle school gym, her best friend and next-door neighbor, Robby O’Reilly, suddenly keeping secrets and telling lies.
The strange occurrences only begin to make sense when a mysterious stranger named Miss Winters arrives in Willow Cove and explains that Abby isn’t the only magical girl in town. Abby learns that she is descended from a coven of witches that predates the Salem Witch Trials, as are five other girls in her middle-school class. Miss Winters, herself a powerful witch, even offers to teach Abby and the others everything she knows about witchcraft.
There’s only one problem: Robby suspects Miss Winters might be linked to the disappearance of his mother years before. And as Abby learns more about Miss Winters’s past, she isn’t sure what to believe, or if sticking with her new coven might mean losing her best friend. Can Abby trust her new mentor, or does Miss Winters have something wicked planned for the young witches of Willow Cove?