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Well, I've just started another Diana Wynne Jones binge. This one began with a copy of Charmed Life found at the book exchange barn at the local dump. (All dumps should have these! The only thing I don't love about dump book exchanges is finding my own books there.)About Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded, from the publisher:
Jones is sublime. The deftness, the sheer economy and humor. And her willingness to let heroes...[read on]
From the author of the acclaimed Jinx trilogy comes a spellbinding fantasy, perfect for fans of the School for Good and Evil series, about a young heroine fighting to save a world that would dare to tame her.Visit Sage Blackwood's website.
Chantel would much rather focus on her magic than on curtsying, which is why she often finds herself in trouble at Miss Ellicott’s School for Magical Maidens. But when Miss Ellicott mysteriously disappears along with all the other sorceresses in the city, Chantel’s behavior becomes the least of her problems.
Without any magic protecting the city, it is up to Chantel and her friends to save the Kingdom. On a dangerous mission, Chantel will discover a crossboy-wielding boy, a dragon, and a new, fiery magic that burns inside her—but can she find the sorceresses and transform Lightning Pass into the city it was meant to be?
The Page 69 Test: Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded.
Writers Read: Sage Blackwood.