Book Reviews, YA book reviews

The Magpie Society by Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch – ARC Review

My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  29 October 2020

Format: Paperback

Pages: 330

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia



Seven for a secret, never to be told . . .

Illumen Hall is a boarding school of tradition and achievement. But tragedy strikes when the body of a girl, a student, is discovered – on her back is an elaborate tattoo of a magpie.

For new student Audrey, it is just another unsettling thing about her new surroundings. And for her roommate Ivy, well, she’s just annoyed she has to share with the new girl from America.

As an unlikely friendship develops, the two are drawn deeper into the mystery of this strange and terrible murder. They will discover that something dangerous is at the heart of their school.

Welcome to The Magpie Society




Thank you so much to Penguin Books Australia for providing me with a copy of The Magpie Society, in exchange for an honest review!

Audrey arrives at Illumen Hall after moving from America with her family. Hoping for a fresh start after a terrible event back home, she’s determined to make new friends. Unfortunately her new roommate turns out to be less than friendly and her new school is grieving the death of a much loved student. Audrey doesn’t intend to get involved when a podcast appears, insinuating there might be more to the girl’s death than originally thought, but she’s pulled into the mystery regardless. 

This book was so much fun. I am loving murder mysteries right now and The Magpie Society has just the right amount of intrigue. Told in alternating points of view, between Audrey and her roommate, Ivy, there was more than one mystery to unravel. The teenage characters in the book were fairly stereotypical, but, far from being boring, that turned this into an easy, relatable read. 

Not everything was tied up in a bow at the end, in fact, we were left with even more questions, but I loved that! I can’t wait for the next book and hope this series continues with its mysteries within mysteries! 



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