Lunch Witch #2: Knee-deep in Niceness
After premiering only a short time ago, Deb Lucke’s Lunch Witch series has garnered a tremendous following both in the children’s comics and book circles. The all-new and all-ridiculous sequel, LUNCH WITCH #2: Knee-Deep in Niceness expands on the the wild adventures of everybody’s favorite meanie Grunhilda! The trouble she got into in her last book is nothing compared to this time around!
Grunhilda, for the uninitiated, is pure evil. Grunhilda being pure evil isn’t a problem though. That is exactly how it should be. Grunhilda is so evil and rotten that there is nothing that can scrub her soul clean. But lately our favorite witch has been acting strangely. It probably has to do with the tiny forming soft spot on her previously completely black heart. But who does Grunhilda have a soft spot for?
"This second book amps up the emotion for a read that is still darkly funny and perfectly paced. Combine all of that with Lucke’s delightfully messy art and you have the perfect sequel to her original hit. "
With a little sleuthing Mr. Archibald Williams and the familiars are able to unearth a secret letter from Grunhilda’s Salem Elementary School pal Madison. It seems Madison moved away this year and is having a great time at her new school. This piece of post is sure to be the culprit behind Grunhilda’s literal change of heart! But have no fear, Mr. Williams decides to utilize a little in house witchcraft from the book “That-Is-Not-To-Be-Used-By-Anyone-Other-Than-Witches.”
Mr. Williams being as well-intentioned, but not always great at following directions as any normal dog (let alone a previously adult man turned into a dog) botches his entire scheme. Instead of reinvigorating Grunhilda’s sense of nastiness, he casts a spell of pure positivity! Instead of turning mean, Grunhilda becomes 120% more nice and that calls down things far worse than a little soft spot for the town of Salem --- namely some scary evil aunties.
With everything all topsy-turvy, Grunhilda must figure out how to set things straight without losing her sense of self. This second book amps up the emotion for a read that is still darkly funny and perfectly paced. Combine all of that with Lucke’s delightfully messy art and you have the perfect sequel to Lucke’s original hit. LUNCH WITCH #2: KNEE-DEEP IN NICENESS is full of new laughs and wild gags sure to keep you rolling all day!
Reviewed by Matthew Burbridge on October 25, 2016