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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Rockstar Book Tours presents... SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL MAGIC: The Equinox Test by Liz Montague - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE EQUINOX TEST by Liz Montague Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my review post, make sure to enter the giveaway, and then check out the other sites for more bookish fun!


Author: Liz Montague

Pub. Date: April 2, 2024

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 240

Find it: Goodreads 

Three friends discover magic and mayhem around every corner of their school in this brand-new illustrated series from New Yorker cartoonist and NAACP Image Award nominee Liz Montague that's perfect for fans of Witchlings and The Wizards of Waverly Place.

Welcome to the Brooklyn School of Magic, where seeds of enchantment are planted and magic sprouts in every corner. And where each fall, fifth years must pass the Equinox Test if they want to move up to Middle Magic.

Rose is worried. She's never been the best student. And if she doesn't pass with flying colors, Principal Ivy says she may have to transfer to a boring, non-magical school. Amethyst knows she's got the skills to ace the test. But to really impress her mom, she's got her eye on the school's top prize. Lavender just wants to fit in. Even after a few years in the States, he still feels homesick. All. The. Time. Passing the test might just be his ticket back to the island.

But with best friend battles, a cheating scandal, and trouble brewing in the magical community, the Equinox Test may not even be the biggest challenge these Magic Bearers will face this year…



Rose is struggling with magic school and seriously worried about making the much so, that she's considering taking a very bad step in the wrong direction.  (The "C" word...cheating!)  Amethyst is her best friend, and finds magic studies come fairly easy to least until a blowup with Rose sends her spiraling into anxiety filled waters, quite literally.  Lav is the new kid who is missing home like nobody's business, and is finding it hard to find his footing in this part of the world...leading to a misguided decision that could change the course of his magical life.  Three kids all striving to do their best in a world that is offering up more challenges than they can shake a stick at.  On their own, these issues seem insurmountable, but together, there's nothing holding them back...the trick is finding their way back at HEART.  I'd put my money on Rose solving that problem... 😉

I loved the way the story was laid out, the characters built upon, and the world created.  The real magic of the story isn't in the spells cast, or potions worked, but in the friendships.  We can do anything we set our minds to, and while we may not be good at everything, we're all good at something.  Find your something and build on it...then help someone you hold dear do the same.  Grow the world one good will gesture at a time.



About Liz Montague:

Liz Montague began as a cartoonist for The New Yorker in 2019. She is the author-illustrator of the graphic novel Maybe an Artist, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, the picture book Jackie Ormes Draws the Future, and the middle grade series Magic for Beginners. Liz is passionate about nature and emotional literacy. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband Pat.

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~~~   GIVEAWAY   ~~~

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE EQUINOX TEST, US Only.

Ends April 23rd, midnight EST.


Special thanks to Rockstar Book Tours for the chance to bring this tour to you and to the publisher for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on this horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more..

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


YA Books Central

Interview/IG Post


Comic Book Yeti

Guest Post/IG Post



Guest Post/IG Post



IG Post



IG Post


Review Thick AndThin

Review/IG Post

Week Two:



IG Review


Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post



IG Review


Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post






Review/IG Post

Week Three:



Review/IG Post



IG Review


Callisto’s calling

IG Review



IG Review/TikTok Post


The Book Critic

Review/IG Post



IG Review



IG Review

Week Four:



IG Review/TikTok Post





One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post


Karma Zee Readz

Review/IG Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post


Two Points of Interest


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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