A dark tale with a modern twist – A great, recommended read for those who enjoy dark fairytales!!
Meredith feels invisible at school and is subject to an ongoing family feud and an inherited talent she never wanted for herself – she is the last remaining witch of her ancestry line with uncontrollable power that shoots out of her fingernails when she’s stressed. Meredith just wants to get through her senior high school years yet she is roped into the responsibility of having to break a 100 year old curse. But what happens when the enemy she is sworn to kill to break this curse becomes more than what she bargained for?
If I had to give this a star rating, I would go 4.5 stars as it is well written and fast paced story with a complication that isn’t cliché. Meredith works with her brother Leo when they discover Meredith’s fate. Leo is a character I enjoyed with his comedic dialogue and I enjoyed the brother/sister team work in trying to break this curse which isn’t something I always see in YA Fantasy Fiction books. Normally it’s a guy and girl who are friends or work together then at the end, they fall in love.. so the brother/sister team and working with their Gran was in fact a nice change of pace. I also enjoyed the backstory and legend that intricately explains the curse and how it affects the characters in present day.
Many thanks to Harper Collins Publishers for sending me a Review Copy in exchange for my honest review.