💭 First of all, I love the monotonous cover. Purple, black and white, a magpie, the legendary Illumen Hall, and if you take a moment and look at it, it has a womanly head figure as well. So its an eighty percent cover buy for me.
💭 The story is basic, fast-paced and very easy to get through, which is not supposed to happened in a mystery thriller book. The mystery is there, but it’s not mind-challenging and the story itself is not really engaging. I usually read slightly more than 300 pages book for 3 days, but this took me around 8. It only got interesting in 2/3 of the book, but the mystery ended abruptly.
💭 The Magpie Society is basically one of those dark academias kind of story. I don’t think its bad at all and I enjoyed reading it nonetheless. I do want to read the sequel that’s coming out next year and I hope it is much better and improved in terms of characters and plot buildings. Maybe add some more twists in it?
The brand new series from Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch
Illumen Hall is an elite boarding school. Tragedy strikes when the body of a student is discovered at their exclusive summer party – on her back is an elaborate tattoo of a magpie.
When new girl Audrey arrives the following term, running from her own secrets back home in America, she is thrown into solving the case. Despite her best efforts to avoid any drama, her new roommate Ivy was close to the murdered girl, and the two of them can’t help but get pulled in.
The two can’t stand each other, but as they are drawn deeper into the mystery of this strange and terrible murder, they will discover that something dangerous is at the heart of their superficially perfect school.
Welcome to The Magpie Society.
One for Sorrow will be told via the alternating first person perspectives of the lead characters Audrey – written by Amy – and Ivy – written by Zoe – with the narrative being jointly plotted by both authors.