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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Upside Down Magic by Emily Jenkins, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski

Upside Down Magic by Emily Jenkins, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski
"It’s never easy when your magic goes wonky.

For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time—a dritten.

For Elliott, the simple act of conjuring fire from his fingertips turns into a fully frozen failure.

For Andres, wonky magic means he’s always floating in the air, bouncing off the walls, or sitting on the ceiling.

For Bax, a bad moment of magic will turn him into a . . . actually, he’d rather not talk about that.

Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are just four of the students in Dunwiddle Magic School’s Upside-Down Magic class. In their classroom, lessons are unconventional, students are unpredictable, and magic has a tendency to turn wonky at the worst possible moments. Because it’s always amazing, the trouble a little wonky magic can cause ."- summary from Amazon

This was the cutest little book imaginable, brought to life by three of my most favorite authors ever. I'm so glad these three are writing another book together, and it's a series at that! I absolutely love reading books about magic and when it's done as a middle-grade by three awesome authors, it's a surefire hit for me! Nory is a great main character and one that little kids will relate to because even though they may not have to deal with wonky magic, everyone has strengths and weaknesses and this book, to me, is about trying to turn those weaknesses into strengths. It's a pretty empowering book.

Overall, a fantastic start to a cute and imaginative new series and I cannot wait to read the next book!

FTC: Received e-galley from Edelweiss. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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