This novel begins as typical kids are in conflict with their grandparents, who are raising them. The grandparents decide Marcus and his sister, Ellie, would benefit from helping in the store that is the family business, the Magic Shop.
Marcus hates magic, but his interest blossoms as he gradually learns that the family business is a front for something much more dangerous, and as his own magic develops.
This novel is full of wonderful characters as well as plot twists that keep you wondering exactly who the good guys really are. Marcus and Ellie had wonderful adventures in The Magic Shop, and I can hardly wait for the next book of their adventures. If you loved Harry Potter, Fablehaven, or Percy Jackson, you will enjoy this book.