The Charmed List: A Novel (Hardcover)
"The best friends to enemies-to-lovers story I needed in my life! The Charmed List utterly enchants with its delightful characters and heartfelt themes of family, friendship, and first love. I adored this fun-filled and swoony road trip romance with a magical twist!" —Axie Oh, author of XOXO and The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
Sometimes you need a little magic to fall in love.
Ellie Kobata has spent most of high school on the sidelines, keeping her art Instagram private and shying away from the world. She can’t even tell her only friend, Lia, who she really is: Ellie is part of a secret magical community, and no one outside of it can know it exists. The only person Ellie could fully relate to was Jack Yasuda – her childhood friend who mysteriously started to snub her a few years ago.
But before senior year, Ellie is ready to take some risks and have a life-changing summer, starting with her Anti-Wallflower List – thirteen items she’s going to check off one by one. With this list, she hopes to finally come out of her shell; even though she can’t share her full self with the world. But when number four on Ellie’s list goes horribly wrong—revenge on Jack Yasuda—she’s certain her summer is cursed. Instead of spending her summer with Lia, Ellie finds herself stuck in a car with Jack driving to a magical convention. But as Ellie and Jack travel down the coast of California, number thirteen on her list—fall in love—may be happening without her realizing it.
In The Charmed List, Julie Abe sweeps readers away to a secret magical world, complete with cupcakes and tea with added sparks of joy, and an enchanted cottage where you can dance under the stars.
About the Author
Julie Abe is the author of the EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH series and ALLIANA, GIRL OF DRAGONS middle grade fantasy books; and the YA novel THE CHARMED LIST. She has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she creates stories about magical adventures.
"The best friends to enemies-to-lovers story I needed in my life! The Charmed List utterly enchants with its delightful characters and heartfelt themes of family, friendship, and first love. I adored this fun-filled and swoony road trip romance with a magical twist!" —Axie Oh, New York Times–bestselling author of XOXO and The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
"A delightfully sweet escape. This magical enemies-to-lovers romance made me grin and tugged at my heart—I’m thoroughly charmed!" —Rachel Lynn Solomon, nationally-bestselling author of Today Tonight Tomorrow
"If you could press the feeling of summer nights, birthday candle wishes, and first love in the pages of a book, you would get The Charmed List. Not only is this a sweet romance that sparks with magic, it is also a heartfelt story about taking chances and becoming your own definition of brave." —Sarah Suk, author of Made in Korea
"This novel is a charming welcome to YA!." —Buzzfeed
"Abe’s YA debut is a delightful standalone filled with romance and magic." - School Library Journal