Never underestimate the power of a determined witch.
Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic.
Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Determined to break free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel.
Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, with lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful?
Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Series, an exciting new fantasy collection. A gripping tale about the struggle to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.
- The storyline was so cool, although there did seem to be some comparing to Harry Potter (which really can’t be helped right?) but once it got going it really stood on its own.
- I loved the MC Bianca, she is so strong, brilliant but still young and vulnerable. I loved how well she was written and it makes me so excited for the next book in the series.
- The side characters were also really appealing – the teachers, Camille and Leda were awesome. I am excited to see how the girls play out in the rest of the book. Leda’s special talent and Camille trying to figure herself out will definitely have to grow in the second book.
- Miss Mabel was an awesome villain (this is a little bit of a spoiler but kinda obvious). She was really well done.
- The world-building was unique and I really liked how mortals and the Networks were portrayed.
- There was a bit of first book syndrome. It was mostly a lead up for the rest of the series, so that was tough. I really wish the second book was already out so I could start.
- The beginning and contest were kinda rushed, I wish that it had a little more build-up and focus. I would have been ok with more pages to really flush out the contest and make it more of the plot for the first book.