A determined young girl joins forces with an adventure-loving street boy to solve a magical murder mystery—and save her father’s life—in this action-packed novel with classic mystery appeal.
In the spell-powered city of Tarreton, the wealthy have all the magic they desire while the working class can barely afford a simple spell to heat their homes. Twelve-year-old Isaveth is poor, but she’s also brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice—which is lucky, because her father has just been wrongfully arrested for murder.
Isaveth is determined to prove his innocence. Quiz, the eccentric, eye patch–wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can’t resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton’s most influential citizens and save Isaveth’s beloved Papa from execution. But is Quiz truly helping Isaveth out of friendship, or does he have hidden motives of his own?
REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 3 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book is great! The title sounds scary, but the book is not.
My favorite character is Quiz because he hides his identity. My favorite part is when he gets captured.
This book would be excellent for those that like magic. I guarantee you will have tears in your eyes when you find out what a brother can do.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10-12.
This book was published on September 8, 2015.