I sped through this charming book in a night, and I haven't stopped telling people about it since. This witty, funny, poignant, smart fantasy adventure watches magically gifted Chantel come of age in a society where girls are expected to be "shamefast and biddable" — and try as she might, she's anything but. This book is an ode to headstrong girls and women, and to men and boys who are unafraid to follow their hearts, regardless of expectations. Recommended By Madeline S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the acclaimed Jinx trilogy comes a spellbinding fantasy, perfect for fans of The School for Good and Evil, about a young heroine fighting to save a world that would dare to tame her.
Chantel would much rather focus on her magic than on curtsying, which is why she often finds herself in trouble at Miss Ellicott's School for Magical Maidens. But when Miss Ellicott mysteriously disappears along with all the other sorceresses in the city, Chantel's behavior becomes the least of her problems.
Without any magic protecting the city, it is up to Chantel and her friends to save the Kingdom. On a dangerous mission, Chantel will discover a cross-wielding boy, a dragon, and a new, fiery magic that burns inside her--but can she find the sorceresses and transform Lightning Pass into the city it was meant to be?