My colleague Chaim Gartenberg recently reviewed Sarah Gailey’s debut novel Magic for Liars, prompting me to bump it further up my to-read list. I’m already a sucker for books about magical schools, and it’s a spectacular read, following a tough-as-nails PI who is hired to investigate a brutal murder at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged, magical twin sister works.
What impressed me most was how Gailey plays with all of the conventions of a magical academy story while demonstrating that teenagers — magical or not — will be teenagers, and that the problems that they face and create are deeply rooted in some very human tendencies. It’s a stellar mystery, and it makes a perfect read for a summer afternoon.
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