Cinders and Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann

Cinders and Sparrows

Stefan Bachmann

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous mysterious fast-paced

368 pages | first published 2020


In a witch's house, nothing is as it seems.Thirteen-year-old Zita doesn't know the first thing about being a witch. Then, one moment to the next, she is whisked from being a housemaid in a tiny village to inheriting a castle, an enchanted wood, an...
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adventurous 100%
lighthearted 80%
mysterious 60%
inspiring 40%
tense 40%
challenging 20%
dark 20%
funny 20%
hopeful 20%


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