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Legendborn by Tracy Deonn takes place at the University of North Carolina in a world where magic is real, demons are real, and the heirs to the original round table are fighting to save the world. Bree Matthews is a high school student there for a summer residential program. Her first night there she witnesses a magical fight. She also almost gets expelled.
Instead, though, Bree finds herself being mentored by a man in the secret society she wants to investigate. Like Malik in A Song of Wraits & Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (2020), Bree ends up competing to join the society she doesn't trust.
What's different, though, is Bree is a Black girl in Chapel Hill. She has an unknown heritage because of slavery. She has a mixture of magical skills too because of it: access to both aether and root.
The book is a wild ride. I'm normally not a fan of competition heavy plots, but this one has enough other things going on to keep things moving. There's also an ongoing mystery as to who the mole is.