Enter a world where music creates magic and every song is a spell...


Humor, heart, and a symphony of magic take center stage in this middle-grade fantasy, perfect for fans of Nevermoor and The School for Good and Evil series.

Amelia Jones has always dreamed of attending the Mystwick School of Musicraft, where the world’s most promising musicians learn to create magic. But then she botches her audition and her dream comes to an abrupt and humiliating end—until the school agrees to give her a trial period. Amelia is determined to prove herself, vowing to do whatever it takes to become the perfect musician. Even if it means pretending to be someone she isn't.

Between a teacher who really dislikes her and a roommate who wants to see her expelled, life at Mystwick is harder than Amelia thought it would be. And that’s not even counting the mysterious something that’s starting to make the teachers worry. When supernatural powers threaten the school, can Amelia find the courage to be true to her herself, save Mystwick, and prove once and for all where she belongs?

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Maine Student Book Award Selection



Oklahoma Library Association’s 2022 Children’s Sequoyah Masterlist selection

South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee 2021-2022

Ignyte Award Finalist 2020

Audible Best Audiobooks of 2019




Get the musical audiobook!

Order this title as an Audible Original to experience the story enhanced with all the magical music of Mystwick, with over 23 classical and original pieces performed by the New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra!



Return to the world of Mystwick in The Midnight Orchestra! 

Immediately following the events of the first book, Amelia Jones must lead Jai, Darby, and her fellow Mystwick students in a high-stakes competition of music and magic, even as her world is thrown into chaos by the arrival of a shocking new student.

On Audio Winter 2021

In Hardcover Spring 2022

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"The concept of musicraft—producing magic by playing music—feels fresh and is undeniably appealing, and who is going to say no to a trip to another magical boarding school? The storytelling flows, pulling readers along, and some particularly grand, magical sequences (including a legitimately epic ending) make this stand-alone fantasy a memorable adventure... full of heart, clever plotting, and strong world building that young readers, musicians and otherwise, will enjoy escaping to."

—  Booklist