- File Size: 1952 KB
- Print Length: 259 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1973220504
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 16, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0777HHDBM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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This story follows a young girl, Marnie Speck, who is brought to a foster care at the Arnold family mansion. The new home turns out to be a charmingly odd place with some intriguing, mysterious secrets. Marnie's new friend, Seb, helps her from the beginning and the two make a loveable team. With the discovery of the magic school, Fanglewick, Marnie's new life turns out to be quite an adventure, which opens up a supernatural, fantastic mission ahead.
Like many special but commonly misunderstood children, Marnie turns out to be a powerful heroine despite her handicaps. In fact, she not only has magical talents, which she proves along the way, but also an unbreakable will and a beautiful soul. Her stubborn yet genuine and friendly nature makes her most loveable in my opinion.
Well, what else can I say? It’s another wonderful book by a very talented author: a book that grabs your attention, holds your interest the whole way through, and most importantly, has the power to transport you into a unique, magical world.
I received an ARC copy for a honest review
Marnie Speck is an orphan, currently placed in the Arnolds foster family in Downfell. However, there is a little secret she discovers quickly - not only the parents, but also all the children are peculiar; the all have magical potential. Marnie, with her reading handicap, is considered slow and dumb, but reality is different, and together with Seb, they sneak out of the house to catch a ride to the Old World. Settling down at Fanglewick, although not exactly as they both imagined, a whole new adventurous world awaits the teenagers.
Enchanting world, fast pace, never ending suspense with lots of guessing who you can trust, surprising twist, and very amiable protagonists - all you can find in this book. Fanglewick is a spellbinding place, vivid and living its own life thanks to a strange magic. All the places surrounding it are piquing the reader's curiosity; travelling means and parallel worlds make wonders with my imaginations. And so does Bella, by the way; I love her already :)
Marnie is a heroine which is easy to connect with and feel for (or with) her. As I reader, I prayed for her, wished her good luck, and pushed her forward in my mind just to whoop in joy at her success and facepalming at her failures. But her nature is very human, normal, and realistic, and that's what made me love her. Seb and Lissa are perfect companions for her, the teachers are an eccentric lot but make the life in magical school interesting, which is topped only by the goblins, and I even found some understanding for Charlie as the story unraveled. I am truly looking forward to read the next installment, and hope to have it in my hands very soon.
The central character Marnie is quite the rebel, quick-thinking, impulsive, kind and brave. It's all quite pleasant, very familiar territory, and there are many people who can’t get enough of the magical school genre who will lap it up. Ahem... including me, I guess.
I didn't find the writing sparkled and the story seemed somewhat disjointed, but there should be some leeway for being the first of the series and needing to explain the set-up. I would call it a solid, promising start.
I received an advance reading copy and this is my voluntary review.
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