The Great Fox Illusion by Justyn Edwards, Reviewed by Rosa

This book is about a girl called Flick (short for Felicity) Lions. Her dad ran away so she entered a magic competition to win the thing that will get him back. It is set in the Great Fox’s house in Devon, he is a rich magician who has mysteriously disappeared. On the way she teamed up with Charlie, who is a real chatterbox sometimes. The ending is very, very unexpected, I loved it.

It took me no time at all to get into the Great Fox Illusion. The main character is truly brilliant, she is a one legged, girl magician. The way the author wrote made me feel sympathy for the characters on the other team, even though they were mean to Flick. Though this book wasn’t a thriller it had me eating it whole! 

This is the perfect mix of magic and adventure. I give it five stars. 

About the book:

Secrets and illusions abound as a group of young magicians competes for the prize of a lifetime in this gripping adventure, the first in an enthralling new series from debut author Justyn Edwards.

“Magic is about dreaming what is impossible and making it possible. It’s the innocent young mind in all of us that loves it. We want to be filled with wonder. We want to believe. I want the winner of this competition and the recipient of my legacy to dare to dream big.

So, let the Great Fox Hunt begin.”

Thirteen-year-old Flick Lions has won a place on a new television show, in which young people compete to win the legacy of The Great Fox, one of the world’s most famous magicians. But Flick isn’t interested in uncovering the Great Fox’s tired old magic tricks – she’s after something much more important. The magician destroyed her family, and this is Flick’s only chance to put things right.

Inside the Fox’s house is a secret that will change the world of magic for ever, and Flick will go to any lengths to find it.