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Summary

The Sunday Times Number-Four Best Seller

Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic. 

‘Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end....’ 

Anna’s Aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Its twists. Its knots. Its deadly consequences.

Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony that will bind her magic forever.

Until she meets Effie and Attis.

They open her eyes to a London she never knew existed. A shop that sells memories. A secret library where the librarian feeds off words. A club where revellers lose themselves in a haze of spells.

But as she is swept deeper into this world, Anna begins to wonder if her aunt was right all along.

Is her magic a gift...or a curse?

©2020 Cari Thomas (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"An enthralling and original fantasy, woven inside a magical web of lies." (Jay Kristoff, Sunday Times best-selling author of Nevernight and Empire of The Vampire)

"The magic both gleams and threatens. There are riddles and puzzles to be solved and there’s a library - trust me, it’s a good one. You’ll want to give this a try." (Sunday Times best-selling author Robin Hobb)

"A bewitching tale of magic, family secrets and twisted affections, of finding your true self in a world of treacherous mystery. Prepare to be charmed!" (David Wragg, author of The Black Hawks)

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Incredible book

What a read! Gripped from start to finish, love the world she has created and can’t wait for the next book already! Highly recommend!

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Totally Magic

I am not a YA, but an adult, looking for magical escapism...what a book! I have already recommended it to my friends and their teens. I can't wait for the next book.

The audio version is well read wirh the performance being brilliant.

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  • 03-06-21

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Just couldnt get behind the characters and the story line is so slow I have given up.