But I will, anyway. On May 8th, Ordinary Magic, by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway will be released. From Amazon’s book description: “In Abby’s world, magic isn’t anything special: it’s a part of everyday life. So when Abby learns that she has zero magical abilities, she’s branded an “Ord”—ordinary, bad luck, and quite possibly a danger to society. The outlook for kids like Abby isn’t bright. Many are cast out by their families, while others are sold to treasure hunters (ordinary kids are impervious to spells and enchantments). Luckily for Abby, her family enrolls her in a school that teaches ordinary kids how to get around in a magical world. But with treasure-hunting kidnappers and carnivorous goblins lurking around every corner, Abby’s biggest problem may not be learning how to be ordinary—it’s whether or not she’s going to survive the school year!”
And what is the book blogiverse saying?
“I definitely recommend this must read book for those who love magical adventures and stories with a twist.” Ms. Book Queen
“… the author has crafted an allegory that successfully lampoons mindless prejudices...” Kirkus
“…a very frank look at bigotry for a middle grade level…Ordinary Magic was a fun, engaging read.” The Book Evangelist
“This is a fantastic book and I was totally enchanted by it.” Books Your Kids Will Love
“Abby, as a truly “normal” heroine is easy to identify with. Unfinished business suggests a sequel in store.” Publishers Weekly
“Caitlen weaves the issue of Ord inequality to be parallels of racism, class systems and ableism.” Write the Word
“Not only does [Ordinary Magic] twist many of the genre’s convents, but it is filled with well-developed characters and relationships.” Page in Training
I love, love, love how Caitlen Rubino handled her story. Harry Potter had a very magical sense in the story. Ordinary Magic does to, but also attacks issues, such as prejudice…” Hippies, Beauty and Books, Oh My!
“I LOVE THIS BOOK!” Yearning To Read
[Ordinary Magic] is just plain fun to read in every way, and that includes fabulous magical action scenes, intense excitement – and simple charm, which it has in spades…This is my very favorite MG fantasy discovery in a very long time.” Stephanie Burgis, Author