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“Packed with mysterious twists and turns (plus a few serious themes), this sequel is part melodrama, part comedy, and all-around good fun.”
Kirkus Reviews

The city of Tarreton is powered by magic, from simple tablets that light lamps to advanced Sagery that can murder a man from afar. Isaveth has a talent for spell-making, but as a girl from a poor neighborhood she never dreamed she could study at the most exclusive magical school in the city. So when she’s offered a chance to attend, she eagerly accepts.

“An excellent series for readers who enjoy a mix of magic, murder, and social issues.”
School Library Journal

The school is wonderful, but old and new enemies confront Isaveth at every turn, and she begins to suspect her scholarship might be more a trap than a gift. Even her secret meetings with her best friend and partner in crime-solving prove risky—especially once he hatches a plan to sneak her into the biggest society event of the season. Yet it’s their last chance to catch the corrupt politician who once framed her father for murder. How can Isaveth refuse?


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