The Book of Lost Souls

When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before – that her father, who left when she was seven – was involved with the darkest of magic.

Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history’s most nefarious killers. Ivy’s got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she’ll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school’s resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick’s offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book – he’s offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it’s going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week’s end.



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“…a totally original take on the paranormal genre” ~ Dean Mayes, author of The Hambledown Dream

“A thrilling tale of love, loyalty, friendship and coming of age…” ~ Erin Danzer

“Muto has written a beautiful debut novel that will charm the hearts of readers both young and old.” ~ A Book Vacation

“Muto is a first class writer with a flair for creative and original ideas.” ~ Karen Fowler, author of Still Life Paintings

“I think this book would make a great movie. It has it all: Magic, Teen Angst, Crushes, Murder. A perfect mix. A must read!” ~ Ashley

“As I’m taken through a thrilling ride filled with action and humor, I simply got lost in the book.” ~ Linda, Mission to Read

“…humor, adventure, danger, mystery…so many elements that made this one of those books that I just couldn’t put down. I would recommend this to young adults AND not so young adults.” ~ Lauralynn Elliot, author of Secrets of the Wolf and Guardian Vampire