by McKayla Eaton
On an empty baseball diamond in a quiet Toronto suburb, a demon has been summoned. Seventeen-year-old Alton is miles away, just wishing he had a tutor he didn’t outsmart or outmatch. His prayers are answered when Professor Victor Orvius makes an unexpected visit, offering to teach Alton magic without the restrictions.
The only condition is that he follow Orvius’s rules and not ask too many questions. Alton soon discovers he’s not Orvius’s only student.
Reagan is a competitive young witch with a bad attitude and talent for sarcasm. Their personalities clash, causing trouble for both on more than one occasion, until they realize a greater threat than being one-upped. The demon threatens not only their chances at passing their magic finals — it threatens their lives.
If Alton and Reagan can’t learn to get along, they could be facing their deaths…or an eternity together, trapped in another realm.
Talk about a thrilling fantasy! A perfect way to start off the season of witches and wizards (are we counting wizards for October/Halloween? I am). Summoned is definitely a story you think you might have heard before (we know that wizards have a particular popularity, right?), but trust me when I say that you will find a lot of what you know, but you're also going to get a lot more than you thought. I enjoy stories with familiarity, especially when it involves witches, but I think I think it's fantastic that we can have that in a story where the author still puts their own spin and world building into it. I also very much appreciated its contemporary setting because it makes the magic all the more real to me.
All in all - this is definitely for fans of Harry Potter and all things wizards - but it will definitely draw you in regardless!