Not for nothing, though, was Harry the youngest Seeker in a century. He had a knack for spotting things that other people didn’t. After a minute’s weaving about through the whirl of rainbow feathers, he noticed a large silver key that had a bent wing, as if it had already been caught and stuffed roughly into the keyhole.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
J. K. Rowling
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The Mark of the Dragonfly
World of Solace, #1
Piper knew she should be proud of her talent, and she was, but it made her nervous the way people whispered about her.
—THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY
Piper is an orphan from a shanty town, barely surviving on what she can earn from
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The Iron Trial
Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
“Magic runs in families,” Call’s father said. “Not everyone in a family will necessarily have it, but it looks like you might. Unfortunately. I am so sorry, Call.”
—Alastair Hunt, THE IRON TRIAL
A magic school adventure with masters and apprentices, trials and elementals, chaos-ridden creatures and
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100 Cupboards, #1
N. D. Wilson
“Smell that leather. Specially treated with dirt, sweat, and ten thousand catches. An old glove’s the best glove. You can’t buy history new.”
—Uncle Frank, 100 CUPBOARDS
Oh, this is a promising start! I love stories that
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