“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Secret Science of Magic


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil

Paperback: 328 pages
Publication date: April 1st 2017
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Add on: Goodreads

The unsolvable problem: If Sophia is a genius, why can’t she crack the puzzle of what to do with her life?

Fact: Sophia is smart. As in, certified-child-prodigy, breezing-through-uni-subjects-even-though-she’s-only-in-year-twelve smart. This terrifies her, because geniuses have a tendency to end up as recluses and weirdos – and with her current social ineptness, she’s halfway there already.

Truth: Joshua is good at magic tricks, ignoring most things about year twelve, and not thinking at all about life after high school.

Fact: Sophia can’t even talk to her best friend Elsie about her anxieties, because Elsie is firmly focused on her own future – and on plans that will mean leaving Sophia behind.

Truth: Joshua has had a secret crush on Sophia since forever, but he doesn’t have forever to act on it.

Fact: There are some things no amount of genius can prepare you for … and the messiness of the real world is one of them.

Truth: Timing is everything.

This just sounds so ridiculously adorable! I already want to know how this all plays out for Sophia and Joshua!

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

13 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: The Secret Science of Magic”

  1. This book sounds adorable. Defintely right up my alley for a YA contemporary, which I love. Great pick, Cyn! 😊

  2. Aww, this DOES sound adorable.

  3. I love the way this sounds! Plus the cover kind of rocks! I will be adding this one to my list to take a look at for sure. Great pick thanks for sharing 🙂 My WoW

  4. How cute is this? Melissa Keil was on instagram being all giddy about the ARCS & the cool covers this has!! I’m so excited for it!

  5. I am absolutely dying for this one too Cyn. Having read both of her other releases (the adventures of cinnamon girl my favourite of the two), I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

    Brilliant choice! <3

  6. What a wonderfully striking cover! This book sounds adorable, thank you for bringing it to my attention 😀

    Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles

  7. Oh sounds like a cute one. Great choice this week!

  8. Sounds like it could be a good one! And will be here before we realize. 🙂

  9. This does sound adorable and I love the cover! Great pick this week!

  10. This is a new one for me! It sounds really good. I’m adding it on Goodreads now.

  11. OMG this sounds like an absolute freakin’ delight! Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention Cyn, somehow I’ve completely missed any and all buzz around it.

  12. Oh this is new to me!! I love the way it sounds though and that cover!!

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