Wizards, witches, boggarts and magic! Throw in a map and I am sold. Have I mentioned before how much I love maps in books?
Magyk is the first book in the Septimus Heap Series and it starts off with a mystery. A baby girl is found by Silas Heap on the same night that his son, Septimus, is born and dies. The Heaps take care of the girl child as their own always wondering who she is. On her tenth birthday the truth comes out. Now they must do all they can to keep Jenna safe. Along the way, they discover what happened to Spetimus as well.
It is not a secret that I am a big fan of the Harry Potter books, so when these books came out awhile ago I didn't really want to read them. So many books were coming out after the success of JK Rowling's books that I was sure some of them weren't going to be all that great. However, these books were recommended to me by someone else who loves Harry and Co. just as much as I do so I got myself a copy.
The story is original, the adventure fun, the characters interesting and the mystery of Septimus Heap intriguing. I couldn't put the book down once I started. I have Flyte already and it has made it to the top of that very large TBR pile next to my bed.