Elliot, Kate: Servant Mage (2021)

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Elliot, Kate: Servant Mage (2021)
This book is on the cusp between Middle Grade and YA (young adult).
The heroine is 14 but has had a hard life in a world where people born with magic are essentially enslaved from childhood and taught only the minimum to make them useful to their untalented overlords. Unusually for this genre, the heroine does not get all the powers, and other cliches are avoided too. Very much a trope-breaker without rubbing the reader's nose in the dirt. While there are obvious hooks for a sequel oe even a series, I actually hope there isn't one, because it would be tricky not to follow the tropes. On the other hand, I am not the writer and she may be able to do it. If I see a sequel, I will read it.
 
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