Banished by Jen Wylie is the first in her Electric Shorts series geared towards young readers. Misha’s mother dies and she suddenly finds herself with a family she didn’t know. Her new Uncle takes her home, then discovers her power. She’s very good with fire. Scared of her abilities, her Uncle and a few other powerful mages banish Misha to Ever. Now she has to survive in a world where everything really is out to get you and she doesn’t even know any of the rules.
This story is fast paced and intriguing. The characters are well developed and the world of Ever is extremely colorful, but watch out for the ducks. They’re mean. I really loved her writing and the world she created. I highly recommend this series.