This is most definitely a YA book. That is not to disparage it but a caution that it may be a bit juvenile and if that turns you off , you should be aware of that fact. Spirit White is still magic-less at a pseudo
that appears to be infiltrated by the bad guys. Hogwarts Academy
The story is as much a relationship story between friends as a urban fantasy. The core group of Spirit's friends are impacted by the arrival of alumni claiming to be there to protect the students from the forces of evil. The identity of the forces of evil seem to be tied all the way back to the legend of Arthur and Merlin.
There are some confrontations and very mild violence but there are deaths. The story is more captivating than the first book in the series.
I recommend the book.
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See my review of Legacies book one of the series.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.