On an island hidden from the rest of the world, Flynn Hawthorn, the ninth daughter of the ninth daughter, lives under a curse.
Her birth fulfills an ancient prophecy. She is destined to inherit the wand of the High Priestess and save her people by reuniting the separated halves of The Book of Shadow and Light.
But in a land filled with magick, Flynn is forced to live her life as a Watcher—born into magick, but unable to wield it.
As the threat from the Shadow Coven of Southeil grows, Flynn must pretend—with the help of her best friend, Hazel—that she actually has magick. Hazel would do anything for Flynn, but the game they are playing may cost them their lives…
I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked the world this story was set in, it was different, well set up and easy to follow. The characters were fun an inviting. I loved the way magic worked in this world I always wanted to know more, no matter how much was revealed.
Flynn was a great main character, she knew of magic but she was still learning, so it had a great mix of learning with the main character and the character thinking about what they knew. The friendships were a main part of plot and there was a mix of good relationships and ones that are not so great.
There was some good plot twists which kept me guessing and I am looking forward to seeing what is going to happen next in the second book in the series.
There were a few parts that didn’t make sense, but it has been updated since I read it, I didn’t have time to reread it so maybe they were sorted but not sure.
4 starts out of 5