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Title: Magyk (Septimus Heap #1)
Author: Angie Sage
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.85/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: November 29, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Book Summary: The first part of an enthralling new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions and spells. Ages 9+.

The 7th son of the 7th son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son, Septimus?

The first part of this enthralling new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions and spells, and a yearning to uncover the mystery at the heart of this story...who is Septimus Heap?

Angie Sage writes in the tradition of great British storytellers. Her inventive fantasy is filled with humor and heart: Magyk will have readers laughing and begging for more.
Book Review: When he was born, Septimus Heap was whisked away by his nurse claiming that the baby was stillborn after birth. It is during this time as well that Silas Heap finds a baby girl and takes her home to raise. Years later, Jenna has grown up in the Heap household and they learn exactly who she is - a princess and that Septimus is alive. Now she, Silas, ExtraOrdinary Wizard named Marcia, a brother named Nicko, and boy who was a guard to the wizard tower are off to visit Aunt Zelda to find where Septimus is and why he had been taken.

This story was actually a fund read and I rather enjoyed it. Although I will admit, there seemed to be a lot of Harry Potter elements weaved into the story but not to the point where the story feels like it is a Harry Potter rip-off. This story stands out on its own. It's storyline weaves itself, drawing you in, and keeping you glued until the last page has been turned. You will find yourself wanting to read more and looking forward to reading the next book.

This book is geared toward both children and the young adult genre. I believe if they liked the Harry Potter books, I think they will definitely enjoy this one.