rating: 3 of 5 stars
I found this book at a library sale for $3. Couldn't pass it up since it's been getting a lot of hype lately.
A 16 year old girl witnesses her mother's murder in India through supernatural means. It's set around 1900. She's sent to a girls boarding school in London where she becomes friends with 3 other students. Of course, they go to the woods in the dark and go to another "realm".
Although I enjoyed the book, I only gave it 3 stars as more than half of the book was setting up the story. In fact, the entire book is really a set up for the Gemma Doyle Trilogy. It's too bad this book didn't have more to it. The last 3rd of the book rates 4 stars.
The next two books are on my TBR list now. I'm sure they'll be more satisfying.
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