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A Magical Adventure: "The Equinox Test" Book Review

Join us in revealing Liz Montague's "The Equinox Test." A magical adventure published by Scholastic Press, with a virtual book tour sponsored by Rockstar Book Tours. Find my review below and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the book!



My Review


Liz Montague's "The Equinox Test," or is it "School for Unusual Magic"? Right from the cover, the confusion begins when the title "School for Unusual Magic" boldly appears, but a small sign tucked in a tree reads "The Equinox Test." Frankly, it's a bit perplexing.

Despite the muddle of titles, once you dive into the pages, Montague's magical world quickly captivates. Set within the walls of the Brooklyn School of Magic, readers are introduced to Rose, Amethyst, and Lavender—three friends teetering on the brink of a fantastical adventure.

Montague's illustrations dance across the pages, infusing life into every spell and enchantment, and making the Brooklyn School of Magic feel like a place you could almost reach out and touch. Amidst the magical backdrop, our trio faces the daunting Equinox Test—a challenge that will determine their futures.

The characters' worries, ambitions, and longing for home are deftly woven into a narrative tapestry that's both relatable and engaging. But it's not just the test that keeps our heroes on their toes; best friend battles, cheating scandals, and brewing troubles within the magical community add layers of complexity to an already enchanting plot.

While the title confusion might be a head-scratcher, Montague's storytelling prowess shines through, delivering a captivating adventure that's equal parts whimsical and heartfelt. Fans of "Witchlings" and "The Wizards of Waverly Place" will find much to love here.

In conclusion, "The Equinox Test," or perhaps "School for Unusual Magic"? Regardless of the title quagmire, Montague's tale is sure to cast a spell on readers young and old. And while I might recommend a cover redesign for clarity's sake, one thing's for certain: this magical adventure is not to be missed.



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