This is book number one and a wonderful start to a brand new series with a brand new author that is surprisingly successful. I would recommend this story to everyone in the target age range who loves reading about magic.
The characters are good and the heroine, especially, has a wonderful development arc. The plot has many twists and turns, and I really enjoyed that. A background sense of humor drifting through the story gave me some grins and chuckles and a few good laughs loud enough to disturb a puppy napping at my feet.
I suspect that later in the series, when our heroine reaches her full magical powers and has interactions with her her mystery man that there will be real fireworks from our badass.
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