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


My rating:  4  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

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.


My Opinion

The book introduces you to its protagonist, Bianca Monroe, a teenager living with a deadly inherited curse. To end this curse, she needs to deal with Miss Mabel – the witch who cursed her grandmother. Miss Mabel doesn’t play fair and Bianca has to face dark magic, and difficult tasks. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, Katie Cross has created the first instalment of a thrilling fantasy for young adults. You will find yourself drawn into the story. Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is an entertaining, thrilling, and fast read, making you want to read more. Thank you Katie! Keep the stories coming!

This is a book to read again.


About the author

My world revolves around my husband (who is a major hottie), my Vizsla’s, and the mountains.

I wear hiking boots instead of heels when I need to feel powerful, and on a bad day, I love a weightlifting workout. Actually, I love it on a good day.

I don’t eat bread because my thyroid doesn’t like it, although there are days I miss it. Especially ciabatta. Sweet potatoes are kind of my thing. Cookies too.

I write because I never stopped.

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is my first novel. More to follow.


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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Miss Mabel’s School for Girls?  Or – if you did not yet read Miss Mabel’s School for Girls – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Miss Mabel’s School for Girls was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂



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

  1. Hi Karen! I’ve been meaning to read your review on this book for a while. I’ve been intrigued by Miss Mabel’s School for Girls from day one. It’s definitely on my reading list now.
    I think David Yates would be a great director for Miss Mabel’s School for girls ‘the movie’. He did such a great job with most of the Harry Potter series. I think Jennifer Stone would make a great Bianca. 😀

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