The Grimoire of Grave Fates

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One murder. One Day. 18 students. 18 perspectives. A school full of suspects.

Nobody liked Professor Dropwort and when he’s found dead no one mourns the lost life. Some are even relieved, But there’s still a murder on school grounds, and it’ll take everyone to put the pieces together before someone else gets hurt.

I have one, very big problem with every chapter being from a different perspective; my favorite character is in the first chapter and is barely mentioned again. The only other thing is that I gave up keeping track of the characters before 50 pages; there were just too many for me. Some of the characters felt very similar, but most were very much their own person with their own voice and motive for investigating or not investigating the murder and the many different views gave a very real feeling. The magic system is very open and downright chaotic most of the time. Anything can happen and the rules change with each magic type introduced, but the world is developed and brings it together.

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Author Hanna Alkaf, Margaret Owen
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Random House Children's Books
Publish Date 06-Jun-2023
ISBN 9780593427453 Buy this Book
Issue September 2023
Category Young Adult