- € 7,49
Humor and heart shine in this middle grade fantasy about a girl who attends a boarding school to learn how to use music to create magic, perfect for fans of Nevermoor and The School for Good and Evil series.
Amelia Jones always dreamed of attending the Mystwick School of Musicraft, where the world’s most promising musicians learn to create magic. So when Amelia botches her audition, she thinks her dream has met an abrupt and humiliating end—until the school agrees to give her a trial period. Amelia is determined to prove herself, vowing to do whatever it takes to become the perfect musician. Even if it means pretending to be someone she isn’t. Meanwhile, a mysterious storm is brewing that no one, not even the maestros at Mystwick, is prepared to contain. Can Amelia find the courage to be true to herself in time to save her beloved school from certain destruction?
In this enjoyable middle grade fantasy, a young woman achieves her dream of enrollment in a prestigious school where she creates magic through music, but when her admission is revealed to be the result of mistaken identity, she must prove her worth or risk expulsion. Flutist Amelia Jones, 12, yearns to follow in her deceased mother's footsteps as a Maestro, one of the world's most powerful and respected musicians. After arriving at the Mystwick School, however, she's plagued by mistakes, misfortune, and magical mishaps. Suspecting she may be haunted by the other Amelia Jones the one whose death sparked her acceptance Amelia enlists the aid of her antagonistic roommate Darby and her new friend Jai to figure out what's happening at Mystwick. Imagining a world in which music and magic interweave, Khoury (Last of Her Name) offers up a fanciful tale populated by engaging characters and concepts (such as the musicat, capable of purring people to sleep). The story's dark undertone and emotional stakes enhance Amelia's struggle to succeed against steep odds, and Federica Frenna's stylized illustrations further the book's charming feel. Ages 10 12. Author's agent: Lucy Carson, the Friedrich Agency.