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I received an Advanced Readers Copy of The Revenge of Magic for review. All opinions are my own.
A little back story for you today. For Christmas I encourage the kids to find gifts for each other. Whether that be giving them their toys they no longer play with, making something, or using their money to buy a gift.
This year the kids really got into it, and under our tree grew rapidly with presents they were wrapping for each other. My oldest went through her personal bookshelf – yes my kids each have their own bookshelf with their own books – and gave each member of the family a stack of books.
She chose 2 chapter books for me. One was Story Thieves by James Riley. I had never heard of this book or it’s author, and could only guess she picked it up from one of the Little Free Libraries around town. She said it was one of her favorites, so I jumped right in. LOVED IT!
When I heard Mr Riley was preparing to release a new series titled The Revenge of Magic, I knew I’d have to read them. The book was released this past week on March 5th, and when I sat down to read it – that’s all I did. one whole beautiful day spent with my nose in a book, getting lost in the magic.
James has done a fantastic job in his books to mix fantasy with reality. When you read a book that brings you fully into it, it’s just such a fantastic experience. The only thing I wish I had done differently, would be to read it out loud to my kids. So guess what we’re going to read this summer together!
About The Revenge of Magic
Thirteen years ago, books of magic were discovered in various sites around the world alongside the bones of dragons. Only those born after “Discovery Day” have the power to use the magic.
Now, on vacation to Washington, DC, Fort Fitzgerald’s father is lost when a giant creature bursts through the earth, attacking the city. Fort is devastated, until an opportunity for justice arrives six months later, when a man named Dr. Opps invites Fort to a government run school, the Oppenheimer School, to learn magic from those same books.
But life’s no easier at the school, where secrets abound. What does Jia, Fort’s tutor, know about the attacks? Why does Rachel, master of destructive magic, think Fort is out to destroy the school? And why is Fort seeing memories of an expelled girl every time he goes to sleep? If Fort doesn’t find out what’s hiding within the Oppenheimer School, more attacks will come, and this time, nothing will stop them!