Isabelle Tresdon’s hair has just sprouted a silver strand. "Bleeding pink dust and sparking like a firecracker," it has been nothing but trouble. Growing tired of her "granny hair," she wishes it gone. However, this brings about dire consequences.
Then Belle learns she has five days until the strand sucks away her magic...and her life. She meets two masterminds (from the Mastermind Academy) who trick her into a deal that might save her life, if it doesn’t kill her first. But is that the only thing at stake?
This was an interesting book. It focused on Isabelle's self-discovery in a unique setting--a fantasy realm hidden within the existing world.
My favorite part was when Belle received a letter at the end, detailing her future at the academy. The strand in Belle’s hair was funny when it sprouted, and it was amusing when she wished it gone. The author blended adventure and comedy perfectly.
I would recommend this book to students ages 10-12, fantasy lovers, and young readers looking for an adventurous and comedic book. I would also recommend this book to fans of Brandon Mull, author of the Candy Shop Wars.