The Witch’s Lottery by Krystal McLaughlin is a young adult/paranormal novel that is both beautifully written and otherworldly.
The author did one very important thing right off the bat.
She hooks you with a prologue that introduces the novel’s main character, Sophia, and pulls you inside her terrible nightmare. I felt immediate sympathy for this character and her brother, whose parents are now dead. In the first fifteen pages I wanted to know why this happened and where they were going.
I found out soon enough that Sophia and her brother Drew are being shipped off to live with their aunt Celeste, on an island that houses a secret that will make the main character question her very sanity.
The pacing is good along with the characterization. I recommend this book for any fans of paranormal novels because it contains everything you want to see: twists and turns, unexplained elements of danger, and a story that keeps you turning the pages.