12 Books of Christmas: Thirteenth Child

Two days until Christmas!!

My grandma got me this book—well, I picked it and she got it for me. Presenting...

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede
 Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son.
This means that he's supposed to possess amazing talent — and she's supposed to bring doom to everyone around her. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that protects settlers from the beasts of the wilderness.
Eff and Lan do not know what awaits them in such an unknown place. There are steam dragons that hover in the sky, and strange creatures that could undermine the homesteaders' very existence. Eff is allowed to learn magic with the other students — but there's always the threat of it going horribly wrong. As a thirteenth child, Eff always feels one short step away from complete ruin.
As Eff and Lan grow older, they face challenges they never could have dreamed of. And then their magic is put to the test in a standoff that will alter their lives forever.
Sounds kind of ominous, no?

Have you read this book? If so, what rating would you give it? If not, why do you want to read it?

Yep!! I read this book a while ago but I still re-read it. Only until recently did I realize it's the first of the Frontier Magic series.

I give this book 4.5 stars!

Why did you pick this book as one of your twelve this Christmas?

It's about MAGIC. Need I say more?

Okay, so I didn't convince some of you? This book not only has magic, but it has a child trying to overcome the prejudices that people have against her. Just because she was born in a certain order, she is constantly watched. Also, Wrede's worlds are always fantastic—and this one's no exception.

What's the age limit for this book?

This book is for people 12 and up.


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