The Sunday Times No.4 bestseller 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?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sunyidean - LibraryThing
I think I didn't pay quite enough attention to the marketing or maybe this is a result of the UK not separating out ya from adult in SFF genres to the extent that the Americans do, but I didn't ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CharlotteBurt - LibraryThing
A magical world right in the middle of the normal world. Not Harry Potter, no this is much darker and much more real. It is a YA and Anna the protagonist is a 16 year old girl so it should be no ... Read full review