An Unreliable Magic

Sourcebooks/Fire. (A Hundred Names for Magic: Bk. 2). May 2022. 464p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781492672692.
Gr 9 Up–Magic and mischief take over this folklore-filled contemporary fantasy. While the end of Wicked As You Wish left the way clear for Tala’s best friend, Alex, to become King of Avalon, it turns out forswearing the enchanted Nameless Sword isn’t enough to get Tala the life of peace and quiet she wants. Pulled back into the political scheming of the high court, Tala and her band of misfits need to stop the Snow Queen before she can release more horrors and destroy Alex’s reign before it has truly begun. Quests, quips, and well-developed characters make this an irreverent fantasy perfect for those who enjoy their adventures packed with humor.
VERDICT Pure fun with a Filipino-inspired flair.

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