Just when I think there can't possibly be a new, original take on magic, I am happily proven wrong. Magic Marks the Spot, the first in the new series, The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, by Caroline Carlson, is a charming tale about a High Society girl named Hilary who just wants to be a pirate. And that's not a very easy feat when you consider that your dad is an admiral in the Royal Navy who will do anything he can to thwart piracy in the kingdom. Or when you've been rejected by The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates just because you're not the right gender. Or when you've just been sent to Miss Pimm's Finishing School for Delicate Ladies.
If you're in the mood for a frolicky tale of magic and piracy, this is the book for you. 3rd grade and up.