REVIEW: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls (Network Series #1) by Katie Cross

miss mabe's school for girls books keep me sane Title: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls (Network Series #1)

Author: Katie Cross

Genre: YA Paranormal

Release Date: March 27th 2014

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback or Kindle)



Never underestimate the power of a determined witch.

Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic.

Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Determined to break free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel.

Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, with lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful?

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Series, an exciting new fantasy collection. A gripping tale about the struggle to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.


I don’t read that many YA Fantasy books but when I do, I fall for the book, hard. And that’s exactly what happened to me after reading this Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.

Bianca has prepared all her life for the time when she will study in Miss Mabel’s schhol. But it’s more than just getting into a prestigious school for witches. Bianca knows Miss Mabel is the only person who can help her, but Miss Mabel is known for her despicable deeds. Will she help Bianca?

I am enchanted by the Letum Wood, the place where most of the scenes in the book take place, it reminds me of the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter. In other books witches have a negative image but in Miss Mabel’s School for Girls they behave just the way normal mortals do. Miss Mabel’s school sounds like a great school and the food Miss Celia cooks sounds really delicious. Miss Celia reminds me of my mom because she cooks good food all the time.

I admire Bianca for her strong personality. Even when she’s in a pickle you can count on her to be strong and confident. She’s one of the only few heroines that has a thick spine. She knows when to fight back but she’s not a bully. In fact she is a great friend to Camille and Leda. Bianca has the right amount of toughness and sweetness.

The ending surprised me, I totally didn’t see it coming. I feel bad for Bianca, she was nothing but a great person and she didn’t deserve the messed up life she had. I totally sympathize for her.

The ending promises new twists for the next book, Antebellum Awakening. I can hardly wait to read it. I bet we will see more of Bianca and watch her personality grow. I highly recommend this to everyone out there, seriously, everyone.


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9 thoughts on “REVIEW: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls (Network Series #1) by Katie Cross

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  2. First time I’ve heard of this series and it sounds great!! Looks like a book with great characters and you’ve got me interested with the ending. Adding it to my TBR list. Great review.

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