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Where Carpets Fly by Elise Edmonds
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(Off screen) abuse and slavery
Where Carpets Fly follows Elina, a headstrong girl who is staying in the city of Kamikan with her aunt in order to attend magic school. Her father is equally headstrong and wants her to focus on Tangible magic so she can return home to help out in his magic carpet shop. (Yes, that's right. There are magic carpets in this book and they're a normal form of transportation in this country! I'm so jealous.)
Elina doesn't want to work in a dusty old shop for the rest of her life--she wants to travel the world. And, unexpectedly, she gets her wish. Though not quite in the manner that she expects...
I loved every aspect of this book. The characters, the descriptions, the storyline, and the world-building (especially that magic system!) Everything flows together into a gripping narrative that kept me turning the page until I reached the end. Elina especially made this story shine--she's a strong heroine who struggles to overcome her flaws. I loved watching her grow over the course of the story.
There's something for everyone in this story--plenty of adventure and peril, strong friendships, a touch of romance, and, of course, magic! I can't wait to read more stories about Elina and her friends.
Magic, Young Adult
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