Saturday, 27 October 2012

8+: The Witch of Turlingham Academy 3: Secrets and Sorcery - Ellie Boswell

Release Date: 06/09/12

Book Blurb: 
Sophie and Katy have almost forgotten that they're supposed to be mortal enemies - and now that they've persuaded Sophie's family that witches and witch hunters can be friends, life ought to be nice and straightforward! But it's not long before magic gets in the way again. Katy is still keeping Sophie's identity a secret from her parents; if they knew she was the daughter of a famous witch they'd demagick her for sure! And both girls are keeping their powers hidden from their other friends, a feat which is getting harder all the time. When they head off on a school trip, it seems they might have to finally spill their secrets. Can they make it back to Turlingham with their sorcery still under wraps?

This series is definitely one of interest and for me the author has done a cracking job of making characters who should be enemies not only believable but also rounded enough to question the beliefs of those who have gone before. It’s wonderfully descriptive and whilst I love the pace alongside the way that the author plots the story, for me its all about the character interaction that really keeps this series buzzing. Add to this a cracking sense of wonderment along the way as each seek to safeguard not only their own abilities but each others from those looking in from the outside and all in a cracking story. Definitely a next generation story for those who love their young urban fantasy in the modern world.


1 comment:

  1. Great review. I'd love to read this - it looks like so much fun! :)