Alina doesn’t realize that she has magical abilities until the life of her best friend (although she wishes they were more) is threatened. Thrust into a world of magic and wealth that she doesn’t fully understand, Alina doesn’t know who to trust.
Fantasy with a dystopic feel that is a must read! On the 2013 Lone Star Reading List and I couldn’t put it down! The only bummer is the cover art on this is not appealing to teens. I have to sell this book or they won’t check it out. I’m anxiously awaiting the second book, but the cover art follows the same pattern on that one as well.
Line that is so true it’s scary: “The problem with wanting is that it makes us weak.”
Recommended Ages: Grades 7 and up
Overall Opinion: Highly Recommended