It occurred to me that I have not done a book review in some time. Yes, I have read books since last year. Not nearly as many as I would like, but I have been busy.
I honestly never know what books I will find on the shelves in my parents’ house. Dad reads just about everything. Mom likes romance and mystery novels. I will read just about anything I find interesting. That is how this book ended up in my lap on Monday. I was wandering through the kitchen and saw it sitting on the table.
I will not compare it to the Harry Potter series. This book does not stand a chance if I did. It was a good read, though obviously geared toward a younger audience. I think any adult who reads this book should keep that in mind. If I had been bored with it, then I would not have spent the better part of Monday finishing it.
Spirit White loses her parents and younger sister in a horrible car accident. There is enough known about the car accident to predict that it will come up again later in the series. After recovering somewhat from the car accident, she learns that she will be sent to a boarding school for orphans in Montana. Once there, she learns that she has magical talent, though her talent has not made itself known yet. She quickly makes friends with several other students and gets used to the ways of Oakhurst. As the school year progresses, two students disappear and one goes mad under strange circumstances. Spirit and her friends investigate and realize that several students have disappeared under similar circumstances for as long as the school existed. They are determined to find the cause of the disappearances and put a stop to them.
The story was a bit predictable, I thought, but the authors did a very good job bringing the plot and characters to life. If they had not, I would not have finished the book. I will likely keep an eye on for more books from these authors.