The Book of Spells by Kate Brian
A Private Prequel

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The year is 1915 when sixteen-year-old Eliza Williams arrives at the Billings School for Girls in Easton, Connecticut. Her parents expect her to learn the qualites of a graceful, dutiful wife. But Eliza and her housemates have a dangerous secret: They're witches. After finding a dusty, leather bound spell book, the Billings Girls form a secret coven. Bonded in sisterhood, they cast spells--cursing their headmistress with laryngitis, brewing potions to bolster their courage before dances, and conjuring beautiful dresses out of old rags. The girls taste freedom and power for the first time, but what starts out as innocent fun turns sinister when one of the spells has an unexpected-and deadly-consequence. Magic could bring Eliza everything she's ever wanted...but it could also destroy everything she holds dear.
 

About Kate Brian

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Kate Brian has written many young adult novels under a different name. She lives outside of New York City. As a child, she always dressed up as a princess for Halloween.
 
Published December 21, 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 320 pages
Genres: Young Adult, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though other girls attend Billings to prepare themselves for marriage, 16-year-old Elizabeth Williams only wants to find freedom and good books at the Connecticut boarding school in this prequel to the Private series, set in 1915.

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I'm sure that if I was a long-time Private fan this would have been a completely brilliant book, since it ties into the forthcoming Ominous which will see the Book of Spells reappear.

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