The beloved Halloween classic Hocus Pocus is continuing its story in a brand new sequel, bringing the Sanderson sisters back to life! While the iconic witch trio will most certainly bewitch fans, a new character will be featured and she is likely to put a spell on you.
As we reported earlier this year, Hocus Pocus was revived via a book sequel published by Freeform, a Disney imprint that publishes YA fiction. The sequel, written by A.W. Jantha, will be set 25 years after the original film and will be depict the escapades of Max and Allison’s 17-year-old daughter, Poppy, as she attempts to save Salem from the recently resurrected Sanderson sisters.
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According to Autostraddle, in the midst of the danger of saving her beloved town, Poppy finds herself falling for popular girl Isabella, her enchanting classmate who shares her interest in saving the town from the spell of the Sanderson sisters.
If the rumor is true (which, accompanied by an excerpt from the book, it certainly looks like), then that is a huge deal for LGBT representation. Hocus Pocus is an iconic Halloween film and the book is likely to garner a wide audience (it currently tops the Amazon chart for YA Gay & Lesbian Fiction). Therefore, the sequel offers a wide platform for exposure to LGBT romance which a huge plus for diverse representation which I’m sure will be much appreciated by many readers.
Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel was released on July 10, 2018 and is available for purchase now!
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