Magic exists, Josy sucks at it, and now her cat won't stop talking.

Seventeen-year-old Josy Barrows thinks she’s an orphan.

So, when opportunity knocks in the form of an address and a plane ticket from a mystery aunt, Josy jumps at the chance to start a new life with her black cat, Nine.

Fast forward.

There’s no aunt, no house… just a weird junk shop in a dark alley.

And a strange owner with a cryptic message who hurries Josy to the back of the shop—

Into a world she never knew existed.

Josy finds herself enrolled at the hidden Spellcaster Academy…with a now talking cat.

With no friends and no magical abilities, Josy can’t stay at the academy if her hot, Enchantment 101 student-tutor, Aspen Rivers keeps refusing to help her pass.

Just when things couldn’t get worse, she may have discovered dark secrets about the academy…

Secrets which could lead to a worse fate than expulsion… one that threatens both The Side of Magic and the regular world she grew up in.