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The King, the Sorceress, the Trickster . . . they are members of the Circle of Twelve, primal human archetypes whose powers are manifest in us all. Most people never meet the Twelve, except in books and movies-but they exist. Those who have the Sight, like young Bobbi Yandro, can speak with them at will. Bobbi does not will-but her own budding powers are beyond her control The King, the Sorceress, the Trickster . . . they are members of the Circle of Twelve, primal human archetypes whose powers are manifest in us all. Most people never meet the Twelve, except in books and movies-but they exist. Those who have the Sight, like young Bobbi Yandro, can speak with them at will. Bobbi does not will-but her own budding powers are beyond her control. And when she becomes the mistress of Shane, a black mustang with eyes like blue fire, a horse who is more than a horse, events sweep her into the very hands of the Twelve. . .


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The King, the Sorceress, the Trickster . . . they are members of the Circle of Twelve, primal human archetypes whose powers are manifest in us all. Most people never meet the Twelve, except in books and movies-but they exist. Those who have the Sight, like young Bobbi Yandro, can speak with them at will. Bobbi does not will-but her own budding powers are beyond her control The King, the Sorceress, the Trickster . . . they are members of the Circle of Twelve, primal human archetypes whose powers are manifest in us all. Most people never meet the Twelve, except in books and movies-but they exist. Those who have the Sight, like young Bobbi Yandro, can speak with them at will. Bobbi does not will-but her own budding powers are beyond her control. And when she becomes the mistress of Shane, a black mustang with eyes like blue fire, a horse who is more than a horse, events sweep her into the very hands of the Twelve. . .

30 review for The Hex Witch of Seldom

  1. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    I think the way this book went backwards and forwards wasn't helpful, but I did enjoy it. One thing that it needed was more discussion of Bobbi's (ugh, what a name, and with that spelling!) feelings about Shane. She kept risking everything for him, but it was never quite clear why, other than some lust. I think the way this book went backwards and forwards wasn't helpful, but I did enjoy it. One thing that it needed was more discussion of Bobbi's (ugh, what a name, and with that spelling!) feelings about Shane. She kept risking everything for him, but it was never quite clear why, other than some lust.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Arlene Allen

    I've never been a horse person but this is a spectacular tale of a girl, a horse, and a legend. I've never been a horse person but this is a spectacular tale of a girl, a horse, and a legend.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    I've been reading Nancy Springer books for years and I keep finding more to enjoy. Haven't yet found one that wasn't a great fantasy with excellent world building and very intense characters. This one did not disappoint. I've been reading Nancy Springer books for years and I keep finding more to enjoy. Haven't yet found one that wasn't a great fantasy with excellent world building and very intense characters. This one did not disappoint.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Annina Luck Wildermuth

    This book was hard for me to put down, so 5 stars for that. Another five stars for the scenes with Bobbi and the stallion, saving him from gelding etc. I, who know nothing about horses, appreciate the author's great knowledge and descriptions. I didn't mind some of the magic, loved the witch and her staff. I don't think it needed all the extra romance stuff and never really got a good handle on Shane anyway, but maybe if I were 14 again, maybe then. But lots of good atmosphere and plenty of good This book was hard for me to put down, so 5 stars for that. Another five stars for the scenes with Bobbi and the stallion, saving him from gelding etc. I, who know nothing about horses, appreciate the author's great knowledge and descriptions. I didn't mind some of the magic, loved the witch and her staff. I don't think it needed all the extra romance stuff and never really got a good handle on Shane anyway, but maybe if I were 14 again, maybe then. But lots of good atmosphere and plenty of good vocabulary.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Emma Mammano

    I read this book when I was about 12 and just re-read it as an adult. It had such a big impact on me when I was young because I was raised in a conservative Christian family where magic and witchcraft were considered “of the devil.” As was sexuality. So this was a my first taste as a preteen of some really wonderful magic and sexuality. Just as good upon second reading!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Haley

    Minor spoilers ahead: This was a strange book for me, from the back-country diction (very Pennsylvanian/Appalachian) to the relationship between horse-man, Shane, and Bobbi, the main character. This relationship particularly unsettled me, as it made the relationship between the main character and the horse a romantic one. I'm just personally not keen on the romanticism between Bobbi and... a horse (?!). Their relationship is weirdly intimate...and, I guess, simply magical. (Although this may reve Minor spoilers ahead: This was a strange book for me, from the back-country diction (very Pennsylvanian/Appalachian) to the relationship between horse-man, Shane, and Bobbi, the main character. This relationship particularly unsettled me, as it made the relationship between the main character and the horse a romantic one. I'm just personally not keen on the romanticism between Bobbi and... a horse (?!). Their relationship is weirdly intimate...and, I guess, simply magical. (Although this may reveal my judgment towards horse-obsessed people, and my lack of intimacy with my fellow horse counterparts.) Other than that, the characters were not very well fleshed out, nor very well-developed throughout the book. I didn't care very much about Bobbi, nor did I understand why or how she possessed her endless well of energy or magic in battle. (The other, ancillary characters were colorful in physical descriptions, but those descriptions were the only novelties.) Many of the characters' actions were uncharacteristic/off-kilter/purely didn't make sense, which provided a stilted reading experience for me. I also thought a lot of the "mini quests" that Bobbi sought out on her quest to nowhere (one of the other reasons I didn't really care about her character, I'm sure) were nonsensical and served more as deus ex machinas. Why did she want to see her mother after so long of not visiting her? Why did the spirit of her father float in and out of the storyline? Why did her father emerge at the end of the story if not to serve as resolution for the audience? Why did Shane not realize Bobbi's mother/true spirit was the one who enslaved him (with looooove) immediately? Why were there so many police chases, if not to drive the plot along (and, somehow, get tedious)? So, overall, this wasn't the best book that I've read, by far, but it's also not the worst. It's worth a read for the hidden gems, like clever turns of phrases or physical character descriptions, but not much else.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    I discovered Nancy Springer quite a few years ago and own probably a dozen paperbacks written by her. I'm not sure if I'd read The Hex Witch of Seldom before as the story didn't seem familiar. I don't understand why Bobbi was so reluctant to acknowledge/communicate with her father's spirit. It seemed as if any time he appeared she willed herself to ignore him. It kind of makes sense when she didn't know she had magical abilities and didn't want to appear crazy like her mother. But once she met t I discovered Nancy Springer quite a few years ago and own probably a dozen paperbacks written by her. I'm not sure if I'd read The Hex Witch of Seldom before as the story didn't seem familiar. I don't understand why Bobbi was so reluctant to acknowledge/communicate with her father's spirit. It seemed as if any time he appeared she willed herself to ignore him. It kind of makes sense when she didn't know she had magical abilities and didn't want to appear crazy like her mother. But once she met the Hex Witch and other entities it seems that the ability to communicate with a ghost wouldn't be unusual. I am also somewhat perplexed that although her grandfather rescued her and Shane, he seemed to have no recollection of it the next day. Is the neighbor boy Travis the golden hero of the Twelve of the Hidden Circle?

  8. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Shoulders

    Bobbi Yandro lives with her Grandpap in the mountains of Appalachia Pennsylvania. Her mother resides in an asylum and her father is dead. She comes upon a mustang that catches Bobbi's attention in a supernatural way. An argument with Pap leads her and the Mustang, called Shane on a trip through the mountains. They end up in Seldom, meeting quite a few extraordinary characters which help Bobbi to find inner strength and better understand her family. Unfortunately, Springer believes that she needs Bobbi Yandro lives with her Grandpap in the mountains of Appalachia Pennsylvania. Her mother resides in an asylum and her father is dead. She comes upon a mustang that catches Bobbi's attention in a supernatural way. An argument with Pap leads her and the Mustang, called Shane on a trip through the mountains. They end up in Seldom, meeting quite a few extraordinary characters which help Bobbi to find inner strength and better understand her family. Unfortunately, Springer believes that she needs to draw readers in by using explicit language and sensual scenes that add nothing to the story.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jessie

    I found this book at Salvation Army for only 25¢ and I had no idea it was even a horse fantasy! Which is my absolute favorite genre! A diamond in the rough, it’s literally the definition of don’t judge a book by its synopsis! The witch/magical elements are still heavily present in this story but the main focus is that of a teenage girl and her relationship with a black Mustang. If you are a horse person who loves fantasy this is a book for you!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jane Ashford

    I loved the main character of this magical story. Very atmospheric setting too.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    It's been a long time since I've read this, but as a teen I loved it and read it over and over again. It's been a long time since I've read this, but as a teen I loved it and read it over and over again.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marley DelWood

    One of my favourite reads as child and still enjoyable as an adult.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Bree Mclaren

    I remember 10 years ago (wow, I feel old saying that), in middle school I had come across another Nancy Springer book at my middle school library. It sounded like a good unique fantasy, so I promptly checked it out, read it in a night, and hated it so much I steered clear of her books since. I found the 'Hex Witch of Seldom' on my shelf and trying to get rid of some books I started reading it, and astonishingly I could not put this book down. Whether it's the unique and outlandish concept of thi I remember 10 years ago (wow, I feel old saying that), in middle school I had come across another Nancy Springer book at my middle school library. It sounded like a good unique fantasy, so I promptly checked it out, read it in a night, and hated it so much I steered clear of her books since. I found the 'Hex Witch of Seldom' on my shelf and trying to get rid of some books I started reading it, and astonishingly I could not put this book down. Whether it's the unique and outlandish concept of this fantasy driven plot, or the strange characters (who, now looking back, are not that deeply developed), something took hold of my mind and literally drew me to this book. No joke, I am surprised I did not get in trouble at work because of my break times steadily getting longer throughout the day, every time I tried to put it down my eyes would start the next paragraph and I was compelled onward. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a thrilling fantasy that's fast paced and an amazing little read.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Bobbi’s world in rural Appalachia begins to change when she meets the wild mustang with the blue eyes. She insists that her grandfather get him for her, but he is no ordinary horse. He is one of the Circle of Twelve and has been trapped in the form of a horse. Bobbi has a role to play and she runs away with Shane to try to find a way to help him, saving him from the gelding her grandfather has planned. Along the way, they meet friends and foes, including the Hex Witch of Seldom. She finds that e Bobbi’s world in rural Appalachia begins to change when she meets the wild mustang with the blue eyes. She insists that her grandfather get him for her, but he is no ordinary horse. He is one of the Circle of Twelve and has been trapped in the form of a horse. Bobbi has a role to play and she runs away with Shane to try to find a way to help him, saving him from the gelding her grandfather has planned. Along the way, they meet friends and foes, including the Hex Witch of Seldom. She finds that even her mother’s madness, thinking she is Scarlett O’Hara, may play a key role in saving Shane and stopping the dark forces. However, her own feelings for Shane may cloud her judgement and lead them to disaster.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Just charming. A young girl rescues a beautiful stallion, setting off a series of events that takes her through the mountains and towns of Appalachia. The Man in Black, the young Prince, the Wise Queen and other archetypes are living all around her, she just has to learn how to see them and undestand what they have to teach her. It helps to understand this book if you know a little about classic Westerns. You can love the book without it, but you won't get some of the references. Just charming. A young girl rescues a beautiful stallion, setting off a series of events that takes her through the mountains and towns of Appalachia. The Man in Black, the young Prince, the Wise Queen and other archetypes are living all around her, she just has to learn how to see them and undestand what they have to teach her. It helps to understand this book if you know a little about classic Westerns. You can love the book without it, but you won't get some of the references.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    This was one of my first real romance books...a genre I often steered clear of like it had the plague. It was actually well written and really delved into the confusion and heart-break of one's first love. I loved the addition of magic and mystery, the tarot cards, and the White Maiden. The ending was a little sad, but also filled with hope. A very nice read, if not a little simple. While there is some character development, it isn't extremely deep. This was one of my first real romance books...a genre I often steered clear of like it had the plague. It was actually well written and really delved into the confusion and heart-break of one's first love. I loved the addition of magic and mystery, the tarot cards, and the White Maiden. The ending was a little sad, but also filled with hope. A very nice read, if not a little simple. While there is some character development, it isn't extremely deep.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cassie

    It was one of those books that was okay, but not memorable, except that I remember it making star wars references that I didn't agree with. Definitly never felt the need to read it again. It was also one of those books where I felt like the actual ending past by in a flash. But its been probably at least 3-5 years since I read it. It was one of those books that was okay, but not memorable, except that I remember it making star wars references that I didn't agree with. Definitly never felt the need to read it again. It was also one of those books where I felt like the actual ending past by in a flash. But its been probably at least 3-5 years since I read it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Debi

    Very surprised I do love Nancy Springer's books and this is no exception. A story about the stories and the characters of story disguised as a tale about the bond between a girl and a horse. Magical! Very surprised I do love Nancy Springer's books and this is no exception. A story about the stories and the characters of story disguised as a tale about the bond between a girl and a horse. Magical!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kerry (The Roaming Librarian) O'Donnell

    This was a cute story but it seemed to be building up to more than the climax. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the greatest thing I've ever read either. A nice distraction while waiting for the last Harry Potter to come out. This was a cute story but it seemed to be building up to more than the climax. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the greatest thing I've ever read either. A nice distraction while waiting for the last Harry Potter to come out.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gem

    a good short read. not much fantasy though

  21. 4 out of 5

    Eva Hamrick

    Loved it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Phyllis

    This author is a local woman. Her work is great for young adults but interesting for the adult reader as well.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    Surprisingly excellent classic fantasy, though I'm slightly disappointed gr doesn't have the old cover, which features a scantily clad lady sleeping against a background of horses. Surprisingly excellent classic fantasy, though I'm slightly disappointed gr doesn't have the old cover, which features a scantily clad lady sleeping against a background of horses.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    A strange story where the main girl loves this black horse/man character.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alanah nicholls

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  28. 4 out of 5

    Deirdre

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  30. 5 out of 5

    kevin surbrook

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