About the Book:
When Zita Bridgeborn, a twelve-year-old orphan, receives a letter from a scarecrow informing her that she is the sole heir to Blackbird Castle, the residence of a prominent family of witches, her world is turned upside down. Little does she know of the treachery that awaits her behind the walls of the cursed castle. Will she prevent the evil Magdeboor from coming back from the dead and bringing more wretched souls with her, or will she become the last of a long line of witches? You’ll have to read the story to find out.
Cinders and Sparrows is a suspenseful tale filled with magic and imagination. Zita is an endearing protagonist with a wonderful blend of sweet and sassy—someone readers can relate to. With a colorful cast of characters like triggles and fangores, it’s sure to enchant middle-grade readers.