About the book by Rose Montague
Suitable for Teen and Young Adults
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Jewel has a problem. She’s in a witch school and can’t get the most basic spells to work. Her true magical talents must remain hidden. That might be hard to do with a killer on the loose. Murder, mayhem, and magic with a little romance along the way.
Our review by Felita Daniels / 230 Pages
This was a super fun read. The author definitely likes female characters to have names with “J.” The author mentions that her third book in the Three J’amigos trilogy is going to be called Jill. I wonder if that is the same character in this book named Jill.
I started reading this on my Kindle when I went out to eat at a buffet. I often have a novel as my dinner companion. I got so caught up reading, I hadn’t gone back for more peel n’ eat shrimp! The story line starts quickly. Jewel is learning combat and we get to see her interaction with Jane and Jade before she goes off to school.
There are some things in this story that any young person can relate to: fitting in, new school, students and teachers. While your niece or nephew may not be deciding between spells, combat, or healing classes, they are trying to find areas they think they should pursue or focus on (math, music, or science, for example).
The pacing of this book was excellent. I like the strategizing and planning ahead of how Jewel was introduced to the school. I also liked that everything didn’t come easily to her right off the bat. I believe any young person that liked some of the recent movies that had magic in them would enjoy this series.
About the Author
Rose has always been a big reader and her dream of becoming a published author became a reality when Jade was published in November, 2013. Book Two (Jane) was published March 1st, 2015. Rose has worked both in a library as well as several bookstores. Rose lives in Elon, NC and is currently working on the final book in the Three J’amigos Trilogy which will be called Jill.