I read a very good book, "Castle Hangnail" by Ursula Vernon (Dial Books). It is about a girl, Molly, who can do magic. When she travels to Castle Hangnail to fill in the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle's minions are surprised. They didn't expect her to be polite and 12 years old. The previous evil sorceress was demanding and threw tantrums, but if the minions don't find a new master soon the Board of Magic will suck the magic out of the castle. Reluctantly, they decide to give Molly a chance. After a while the minions are glad that they hired Molly until they discover her biggest secrets. This book has very interesting characters that I know you will enjoy reading about. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.