Published by Amazon Digital Services on March 1st 2011
Number of Pages: 170
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
Mona Lisa Starkey had always been good at finding shortcuts. But when she accidentally walked from Albuquerque to New York City in an afternoon, she attracted the attention of the Solstice Academy, a special school for children who can do things they shouldn't be able to.
During her first year at the academy she finds adventure, friendship, romance, and betrayal, in the most unexpected of places.
I loved how none of the characters from other worlds seemed to automatically know or speak English. Once they got to the school, they were given earrings that reminded me a bit of the fish from the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy series. And the earring allowed them to understand each other.
I also liked learning a bit about Lisa’s classes, and finding out who Mrs. Gale is. The bad guy of the book wasn’t obvious, at least to me. I was thinking it was a completely different character until the very end. Which is always a huge plus!
It doesn’t seem to be a series, at least not from what I could find. Which is sad, because if there were more books I would buy them. This book covers Lisa’s first year at the school, and mostly wraps things up at the end with only a few loose threads. So as a stand-alone it isn’t bad. I just kinda want to read more.
If you enjoy books about magical schools, you should try this book.