Monday, February 24, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Jen Vincent at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye and Ricki Ginsburg at Unleashing Readers cohostIt's Monday! What are You Reading weekly on their blogs.   To see what others are reading and recommending each Monday, or to participate, be sure to head over to these blogs. 

Last week, I read A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd and loved it! It just came out February 25th and is still only available in hardcover at most places. However, it is available in paperback online at Scholastic.   This is a magical story about a 12 year old girl named Felicity who loves to collect words and in fact, sees words everywhere! Her mother does not like to stay in one place for too long and gets restless so they move a lot so they don't really have a place they can call home.  Ever since the father walked out on the family, the mother has been very unhappy and not herself.  Felicity is excited to hear  they are going to the town of Midnight Gulch to stay with her aunt for awhile because she has heard that it used to be a magical place.  While they stay there, Felicity becomes friends with Jonah and begins to learn about the magic that may still be in the town.  She feels at home for the first time and is determined to bring back the magic into the town by breaking a spell and bring back happiness into her mother's life.  This is a magical story full of surprises, friendships, secrets, and of course, magic! 

Enjoy reading this week! 


  1. This is a book definitely on my list, Melanie. It sounds good, & has been getting lots of chatter about it. Thanks for the idea about Scholastic.

  2. I need to add that one to my never ending TBR list. Sounds great!

  3. I am hearing such wonderful things about this title! It isn't in Scholastic in Canada - so I need to wait until its release - which is tomorrow I think!

  4. I LOVED Snicker of Magic. This is one of those books I could read again and again. So many beautiful lines that nudged my heart page after page.

  5. I, too, keep hearing about this book. I got it through Scholastic, too. Moving it up near the top of my TBR pile :-)

  6. Are you planning on participating in Deb Marshall's Middle Grade March? ( I'm glad she's starting with a reading marathon, since we're expecting more snow!

    1. Thank you for letting me know about this - I will definitely participate!

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