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Heartfelt, fast-paced, and utterly absorbing, The Gilded Girl is Alyssa Colman's sparkling debut novel about determination, spirit, and the magic of friendship.

Any child can spark magic, but only the elite are allowed to kindle it. Those denied access to the secrets of the kindling ritual will see their magic snuffed out before their 13th birthday.

Miss Posterity's Academy for Practical Magic is the best kindling school in New York City - and wealthy 12-year-old Emma Harris is accustomed to the best. But when her father dies, leaving her penniless, Emma is reduced to working off her debts to Miss Posterity alongside Izzy, a daring servant girl who refuses to let her magic be snuffed out, even if society dictates she must. Emma and Izzy reluctantly form a pact: If Izzy teaches Emma how to survive as a servant, Emma will reveal to Izzy what she knows about magic.

©2021 Alyssa Colman (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

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Excellent story for the family

We really loved this book as a family. Wonderful surprise throughout, with a fantastic outcome for two strong young women as they come of age in their magic. Fun magical tale and wonderfully told by the narrator.

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Wonderful Book!

This truly was a wonderful book! I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age who appreciates good storytelling. My mother read the hard copy and finished it in under 24 hours! I’ve heard there is a sequel in the works and I can’t wait until it comes out! I highly recommend this book!