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The Last Spell Breather

I picked The Last Spell Breather up in a pack of proofs from OUP Childrens that had been in the staff room for a while. Wow! From the first page this was a non-stop adventure with an intriguingly original magical system, cracking cast of characters, and a pace that pulled you through to the last …

The Little Grey Girl
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The Little Grey Girl

The Little Grey Girl is the second in Celine Kiernan’s Wild Magic Trilogy and, if anything, is scarier than the first. Again I was hooked from page one, following this new adventure of Mup and her family in Witches Borough. The evil witch has departed but what has been left behind? While Mum is trying …

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The Girl of Ink and Stars

In ‘The Girl of Ink & Stars’, Kiran creates a believable world inhabited by believable characters. The story starts as though it is going to be historical fiction set on an island in an imaginary tropical ocean, but as it progresses the mystical side of the island and their inhabitants start to develop. A convincing …

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day
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Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

I’ve had Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day on my TBR for a while, but have eventually got around to reading it, and have regretted the lost time. Dominique Valente gives us a wonderful adventure where Willow Moss discovers that no matter what other people say or think of you you are capable of …

Witch for a Week
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Witch for a Week

Elsie is chosen to look after Magenta’s Witch Tower for a week whilst Magenta goes to see her sister. Elsie doesn’t realise why in the beginning but sees it as a good opportunity to get away from the domestic chaos of her house where her younger brothers tend to chew on anything, including to her …

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Writing Tips

Questions To Ask About Magic

When thinking about adding magic to your world building, these are some questions to ask Who has it? Who can use it? Where does it come from? What does it go through? Is it active? Passive? Both? Is it tangible? Visible? Can magic people sense magic? Can non-magic people sense magic? Can non-humans be or …

A Pinch of Magic
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A Pinch of Magic

Set on the island of Crowstone, Betty Widdershins finds out that the women of her family have been cursed to die if they ever leave the islands. Along with her sisters, Charlie and Fliss, she sets out to break the curse, determined to leave the islands. Who can they trust, what caused the curse and …

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