Review: The Babysitters Coven

The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)

Title: The Babysitters Coven
Author: Kate Williams
Publication Date: September 17th 2019
Genre: Fantasy/Contemporary
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★


Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she’s good at it.

And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let’s just say she owes some people a new tree.

Enter Cassandra Heaven. She’s Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria food. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme’s babysitters club?

The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra’s mother left her: “Find the babysitters. Love, Mom.”

Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they’re about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.

Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Netgalley for review. Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.

First off let me just say that I absolutely love the cover of this book. I think it’s so cool and badass. Unfortunately though, I didn’t end up liking the book as much as I love the cover.


Let’s talk about our main character Esme Pearl. She’s just another regular teenager who babysits for local families as her job. As soon as she turns seventeen strange things start happening to her and with the arrival of a new girl at school her life gets turned upside down. I found Esme kind of annoying at times and that kind of made it hard to connect with her. I still did like reading about her and seeing things from her point of view. However, she wasn’t really my favorite character but then again I didn’t really like any of the characters that much. I did really enjoy the friendship between Esme and her best friend Janis though.


The writing was kind of cringy at times. There was an overuse of slang and lingo that made the writing a little hard to read and get through. The dialogue especially seemed kind of stilted when it came to the use of various lingo that was used to make the characters seem more relatable. Other than this one thing the writing was fine.

The beginning of the book was kind of slow. It took a couple of chapters for me to actually get interested in what was going on. I did like that there wasn’t really that much of a romance. I found that refreshing. The ending though was very abrupt and left me with a lot of questions of which I felt at least some of should have been answered.

Overall Thoughts

I know there is a sequel coming out next year but I don’t know if I’ll read it. This was a fun book that could’ve been better for me if a few things were changed. I recommend this book if you’re looking for a light read with teenage drama and a touch of magic.

3 thoughts on “Review: The Babysitters Coven

  1. Amazing Review!💕, I was waiting to check some reviews before deciding whether to read it or not, and I think that maybe I do it cause is light, but I’ll keep my expectations low. Maybe it’s a good option to have a good time and quick read, but now I know I shouldn’t expect anything super special from it 😊

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