Friday, February 6, 2015
The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter
This fun "Harry Potter" knockoff features 13 year old Rachel Griffen, who is Wise, or magical,not mundane, as she begins her freshman year at Roanoke Academy - a Hogwarts like high school and college for the Wise. Due to her eidetic memory, Rachel is beginning school a year early. She soon makes a few friends and some enemies as well. In this world, where everyone is polytheistic and monotheism has almost been written out of history, Rachel is determined to learn all of the secrets. Why does one of the teachers hate her father? What is up with the red-eyed raven? This humorous book includes references to many other fictional characters and stories including Peter Pan and a mysterious weeping angel statue. In her first five days at school Rachel has a host of adventures, a little romance and she and her friends must save the school from evil. The book ends with a cliffhanger and I look forward to reading the next book. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.