Elzora Academy: Myth and Magic
Dawn McKelvey, author
Jess is an ordinary girl who wants more out of life. Eighteen years of her life have gone by and she has nothing remarkable to report. Then she runs into a questionable character that calls her a witch. Rude. After that, everything she knows about her world goes pear-shaped. Turns out she is a witch, and a descendent of one of the most well-known sorcerers. She has to travel through multiple dimensions, learn about her true family history, play games of chess with a sword and shield, and control her magical abilities. All whilst a dark sorceress plots against her in the shadows. At least Elzora Academy teaches her about various plants that can heal, or eat her alive, and help her contact the dead. The academy of magic mostly helps her learn how to defend herself against the darkness.