ImageReviewed by Stefanie

Set in the nineteenth century, this book is about a girl named Gemma Doyle, who on arrival at Spence Academy has lost her mother.  Soon after settling in, she befriends Anne and Felicity, two nearly opposite girls, and finds a mysterious old journal.  As they read more and more of the journal, it becomes apparent that the magic mentioned in the book is real, and Gemma can access it.  As shadowy organizations and alliances are formed, the consequences of magic increase, putting Gemma and her friends in danger.

I loved this book for the mix of its setting and its writing style.  The book pulled me in and constantly kept  me enthralled.  I would recommend this to those who enjoy fantasy, romance, and mystery.

Pick this book up at the library today!