Monday, May 27, 2013

The Zigzag Effect

By: Lili Wilkinson
Location: FIC WIL
Genre: Relationships

Magicians give me the creeps, it is the tricky nature of them, they try to outwit and deceive you and that makes them by nature of what they do, untrustworthy.
They also have this stereotype, slimy hair swished back hair, red bow ties, working on things like the Inter Island Ferry, and generally slightly well- creepy.
Yet I so want to know how they do what they do, being sawn in two and yet staying as one is fairly impressive, and bunny's don't breed so quickly in hats- so a curiosity envelopes magicians, but with a big haze of weariness.
 The main character in this book is called  Sage- interesting name really.
Sage is delighted to land a holiday job with a magician. It will earn her the money she needs for the photography course she's coveted since she first picked up a camera - and working for the The Great Armand should be interesting, right? Plus there's a cute stagehand named Herb, who could make it even more interesting.
But one night Sage, Herb and the magician's assistant Bianca stay late at the theatre, and a wand gets broken... on the stage. Bianca is horrified, convinced they've brought a curse upon themselves. Then Armand is nowhere to be found - and Sage and Herb are mysteriously locked in the storeroom. Together. Overnight.
Sage must figure out who to trust, who's hiding secrets, what's real and what's just clever trickery. Because when a person truly disappears, it is likely that there are more sinister elements at work than magic.


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