Article Title

The Cost of All Things


Excellent, Young Adult, Maggie Lehrman, Death, Teenagers, Spells, Ballet

Document Type

Book Review


Living in the world of Hekame (witchcraft and spells), people can take spells for any and every reason imaginable. Ari Madrigal is an outgoing ballet dancer whose boyfriend, Win, has just passed away. To erase the pain of her loss, Ari takes a spell to forget Win. However, every spell comes with a side effect. Ari loses the ability to dance, and now she has to discover who she really is post-spell. Her friends have lurking secrets surrounding the spells they have also taken. Things take a turn for the worst when everyone's lives get in the way of one another, and so much dishonesty and messing with the universe's balance is bound to bring unwanted results.