Okay I need to speak to someone about this book! To start Hocus Pocus is my all time favourite movie, I think I have seen it upwards of 50 times and If I ever get a black cat his name will be Binx.
So, when I heard a few months ago that they were making a sequel to the movies I was so pumped. I know many people have mixed feelings, but I’m pretty exicted. I’m not a fandom purist and I don’t expect it to be the best movie ever or to compare to the original, I’m just hoping to watch a fun witchy movie.
So about a month ago I saw someone had a Hocus Pocus book (I’m pretty sure it was a review copy) and I knew I immediately needed to find out what it was. So I ended up googling for the title, which is actually a bit difficult given that Hocus Pocus is a title used by a couple of books. I’ll leave a link here if you want to read the synopsis. Here it is!
So from some research I discovered that this is a book version of the first movie and the second movie together. It seems to be written by a ghost writer and it comes out in July.
Now the question is, do I need this book?
I’m so conflicted! For some reason I think I’d like reading this book more if it was only the sequel, for some reason reading a novel based on a movie seems really odd to me. Especially in this case because I know the movie oddly well. I think I prefer reading a book first then experiencing the movie, but that might just be an odd personal quirk.
I am also slightly put off by the fact that this is written by a ghost writer, so I can’t really know too much about the writing style.
But, it’s a Hocus Pocus Book. I might just need it for all of that witchy goodness. Also the cover art is gorgeous and might be worth it only for that!
Oh gosh, I think I may have just convinced myself that I need this book! If you love Hocus Pocus I’d love to hear your opinion on this! Or if you have read a book based on a movie , I’d love to hear about it!