So there are technically 3 parts to this. Part one is a little back story of the goings on before the original Sisters are hanged, as well as what happens prior to the event of Halloween night 1993 when the movie takes place. Part two is the story we know and love with a few details here and there that play into the sequel and also connect the first part. Then the sequel begins and thats where the fail hits for me.
So after you get through the first hundred and some pages of ABSOLUTELY NOTHING happening in the sequel, the the sisters finally return and then the confusion sets in. A whole lot of nothing. modern technology like cell phones and social media, bullying and trying to wane out the original characters enough to bring this new story to life. The new goal of the witches is beyond lame, sure it could have worked if it wasn't so drawn out, a weird solo song by Mary which was pointless and a final battle that was rushed. In the sequel it was made to feel like the Sandersons went from these iconic Name Brands to harsh generic made for tv characters. And the last chapter was like a made for tv movie setting up for a cheap spinoff tv series which didn't quite make me want to see it or care. In the end I was glad to close the book and put it on a shelf to be forgotten.
As a true fan of Hocus Pocus I was left feeling sad and empty. I wanted to read this so bad and flew through the first part, and then crashed and burned as I struggled to care or try and get involved with the weak story of the sequel.
So excited to receive the Hocus Pocus All-New-Sequel book. I loved the Hocus Pocus movie and did not even know there was a Sequel book to the movie, until shopping a Target with a friend....SO thrilled!