I don't normally read a lot of YA novels. But something about this caught my attention. And boy oh boy I wasn't disappointed! I really enjoyed the story of Tasmin and her slightly wacky family of 'talented' witches.
Tasmin is the ugly duckling of her family. She's the un-talented "normal' little sister, daughter, cousin and friend.
I loved how relatable Tasmin was as a character. She deals with a lot of the same things teenagers do - fitting in with friends & family, feeling like a misfit, finding out who you really are etc.
She's a fun, witty, and spunky character.
I also loved the interaction between the characters. Tasmin's relationship with her 'perfect' talented older sister, and how she lets a professor believe she is Rowena. Even though she gets herself and her family into a bit of a pickle - and Gabriel as well - she saves the day and learns a great deal about what she is.
This is a great novel for anyone who enjoys fantasy, YA and a bit of mystery.
I look forward to the second book in the series!
4 / 5