by Scarlett Thomas
Grades 4 & up
What a great start to a new series! I don’t want to reveal too much, but if you like fantasy, you are going to want to read this one!
Effie has been spending a lot of time with her grandfather since her father was promoted at work. She suspects that he does magic, but he won’t tell her anything about it and her father insists that magic doesn’t exist. It is only when her grandfather is attacked and hospitalized that Effie starts to learn more about the world he is part of. Through a strange set of circumstances she finds herself learning more about several other of her classmates, whose unique talents help her on the quest save what she can of her grandfather’s. (Seriously, this wasn’t a very good description of the book, but there is too much awesomeness in it and I don’t want to spoil anything. You just need to read it.) Highly recommended for grades 4 & up.
eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss