Following the story of two characters living centuries apart, Skin Hunger (PB $17) by Kathleen Duey is the story of Magic. Sadima can speak to animals. She feels no one, not even her brother, understands her until she meets Franklin, a wizard. After she journeys to find him, she realises the consequences of sharing her gift might be too great as Franklin’s dangerous attachment to the obsessive Somiss is revealed.
Centuries later, with Magic restored, Hahp, the mistreated and unloved son of a wealthy merchant, is sent to the Academy of Magic. Run by the evil Somiss and the faithful Franklin, the Academy is harsh & mysterious. Hahp, hating his father and swearing revenge, struggles to survive, as the wizards demand the impossible.
The first book in the darkly compelling A Resurrection of Magic trilogy, Skin Hunger will have you hooked.