Goodreads: Chloe Shipton & The Quill of LeFay
Author: Lynn Veevers
Published: 12th June 108
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “When fifteen-year-old Chloe mysteriously disappears, the rumors at Grammaire Hall point to murder, but spiritual entrapment isn’t the same as dead. In a library that’s believed to be nothing more than a myth, Chloe’s spirit is separated from her body after witnessing another student’s murder. Try as she may she can’t remember what happened to her before she woke up as a spirit in the campus graveyard. As Chloe uncovers clues leading to the mythical library’s location and her body, a secret the Magical Parliament doesn’t want to get out, starts to unravel. Rogue sorcerers have infiltrated the school, intent on reinstating the Third Edict, and sorcery students are dying because of it. Destroyed long ago for horrific crimes against humanity, the return of the Third Edict would spell disaster for both magical and magicless societies. To prevent her own demise and the fulfillment of the Third Edict’s return, Chloe must find a way to reunite body and soul without giving the rogue sorcerers the weapon they need to succeed, a weapon only Chloe can activate.” – Goodreads
Review: I am surprised I liked it as much as I did. I am not normally one who goes for school-based magic fantasy books. Just not one of my go-to genres. With that being said, I actually liked this story, it was so different and so well told. It wasn’t overly predictable either.
The relationships were really well done, they felt real and normal. They weren’t forced, plus the side characters were all multi-layers. Which just added so much more to the story. I also found the relationship between the students and the teachers refreshing. There was respect there, the Grand Dean especially didn’t treat them as idiots. He gave them respect, listened and give advice like he was talking to an adult. The youngest is 15.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Author. Does not affect my review)