Magyk by Angie Sage
Reviewed by Dio
Septimus Heap was born a seventh son of a seventh son, but he dies hours after his birth...or does he?
Jenna, the adopted 'replacement' for Septimus, looks nothing like the rest of her family; She's black haired when all the rest are fair headed, and soon this becomes a problem. A rumor has leaked out and, even though the parents know it to be true they still are finding it too hard to believe: Jenna's the baby princess! She's the heir to the throne, and someone wants her dead! As this fast paced tale unravels, you'll find out what really happened to Septimus and how Jenna really came to the Heap family. Magyk is a great book for children ages 9 and up.