Annabel Grey is a girl in England learning how to become a proper young lady. But when her mother does some traveling, Annabel is sent to live with two aunts, who own a magic shop. Soon enough, Annabel discovers that her family is not as ordinary as she has always assumed and that both her mother, her aunts, and herself have unusual magical powers. Before long, she learns that the evil Mr. Angel and his fiendish machine are raising an army of shadow creatures—and only she can stop them. Annabel is thrown into an urgent quest to find the Morever Wand, the only thing that can stop Mr. Angel from putting an end to all good magic—forever. With the help of a strange girl, an ancient map, a finicky broomstick, and her own magical powers, can she stop Mr. Angel in time?
A Most Magical Girl was a very good book. There was excellent character development—for example, at the beginning, Annabel didn’t believe in magic—and it was quite exciting. However, my one criticism is that it ended with a cliffhanger – paving the way, I hope, to a sequel. I would highly recommend A Most Magical Girl to readers ages 11 and up.