Magic for Liars

A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Gailey
Original Publish Date: Jun 04, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100144045
Released: Jun 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250227867
Narrator/s: Xe Sands
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in Magic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey. Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it. Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life – or at least, she's perfectly fine. She doesn't in any way wish she was like Tabitha, her estranged, gifted twin sister. Ivy Gamble is a liar. When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister—without losing herself. “An unmissable debut.”—Adrienne Celt, author of Invitation to a Bonfire

Professional reviews

"Xe Sands creates a gritty and entirely believable voice for Ivy Gamble, a P.I. who is recounting the investigation of a gruesome murder case at Osthorne Academy of Young Mages. Sands captivates listeners with a fatigued yet steady delivery of the first-person story and creates an atmosphere of intrigue with masterful pacing. Ivy's anxiety about taking on her first murder case is amplified by the fact that she's the non-magical twin sister of a powerful mage who teaches at Osthorne. Sands wraps listeners in the tension of discovering who murdered a much loved teacher, along with Ivy's hopes of reconciliation with her sister and a promising romance with a husky-voiced physical magic teacher. A compulsively engaging mystery full of magic and liars. E.E.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"