Jinx's Magic by Sage Blackwood is the second book set in the Urwald, the dark and deadly forest of fairy tale and legend.
this story, Jinx must learn more about his own magic, which is tied to
the power of the Urwald, and he must figure out if he is controlling it,
or it if is controlling him. He also travels to Samara, where the
Urwald is just a legend, and learns a new way of looking at magic while
making new friends and helping an old friend who is in terrible danger.
In my review of Jinx,
I compared this author's writing to that of Diana Wynne Jones, a
comparison I do not make lightly. This second book is just as charming
and funny and delightful. It is the second book in a series, and the
ending is rather abrupt -- but that's the only complaint I have, and
it's really only a complaint because I want to read the next book right
now! Anyone who enjoys juvenile fantasy should take a look at this
(Reviewed from an advance copy, courtesy of the publisher.)