Diverse casts of characters, including people of color,
and neurodivergent characters
Shenanigans and people getting turned into badgers
No on-page sex
Spells that look suspiciously like dancing The Hustle
Found family and wacky bands of misfits
Adorable romantic sideplots with a happily-ever-after
A blend of humor, action, and suspense
Twenty-nine years ago, Joan's first grade teacher, suffering from a migraine, put a curse on her entire class, giving them an electric jolt and taking away their sight and voices. The symptoms faded the next day, but now it's starting to come back.
As adults, Joan and a core group of her classmates have been racing against the clock, sifting through any info they can find on the supernatural, with no success. So when Joan comes across a skeleton key that gives her that same jolt, she hopes this may be their first real lead. She calls in reinforcements and they all descend on her house -- a yoga teacher to the stars, a pot-smoking ghost hunter, and her sexy on-again-off-again boyfriend, among others.
Will Joan be able to find the antidote to the curse before it takes over their lives -– and before these wackos drive her completely bonkers? And even if they do, how do they know it won't just come right back again?