Like A Charm

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Knights Of

Book 1 of Like A Charm Series

Age 8+

Children's & Young Adult Fiction & True Stories

Edinburgh is a city filled with magical creatures that no-one can see... except Ramya Knox.

As she is pulled into her family's world of secrets and spells, Ramya sets out to discover the truth behind the Hidden Folk with only three words of warning from her grandfather: Beware the Sirens.
Plunged into an adventure that will change everything, Ramya is about to learn that there is more to her powers than she ever imagined.


Elle McNicoll is a debut children’s author from Scotland, now living in East London. As a neurodivergent writer, she is passionate about disability rights and representation, and assists as a mentor for neurodivergent students at UCL. When she isn’t writing fiction, she works as an editor and in her spare time, makes colourful chokes for friends to wear. A Kind of Spark is her first novel which was published in June 2020 by Knights Of, and has gone to garner over 35 rave reviews, including The Times and The Sunday Times. It was Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month in October 2020.


Like a charm is a touching, inspiring and cerebral book. It is for advanced readers who can understand multi-layered, complex and unpredictable storylines featuring a cast of characters. It is also for readers who might catch a glimpse of themselves in a character like Ramya and who need to learn that everybody is special and everyone can find a friend. It’s for those who need to learn something about themselves – that if you do a good thing for the right reason, you can be light and free and beloved and stylish and glamorous! Highly recommended.


Highly recommended – and I look forward to reading more about Ramya’s adventures in Like a curse.

Reading Time

Everything in this novel was welcoming… I loved this book

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