Mina is an average 25-year old. She loves her London life, her friends and her family. However, when her young cousin, Katy, goes missing, she vows to find her. Katy's disappearance thrusts Mina into a world of danger and mystery, where long-held secrets are uncovered, and Mina finds she can trust no one - even those who say they want to help her. Against this backdrop, Mina finds herself falling for a journalist (Jared) who's been assigned to the story. While she struggles with her feelings for him, he promises to do what he can to find Katy.
The premise of this story is not a bad one. It's full of danger, mystery, magic and love. A story which keeps you guessing about who can be trusted and what secrets the past has kept tightly hidden. However, it could have been better executed with some sharp editing. The `love story' angle drags on endlessly. Yes, we know how Mina feels about Jared; we are told the same thing over and over and in countless different (and similar) ways. Mina's heart is constantly fluttering, her stomach is churning, she has butterflies, her skin's on fire at the slightest touch - to the point that I think I'm reading a Mills & Boon novel.
There are also many spelling and grammatical errors littered throughout the novel which should have been spotted. Apparently, there are two more novels in the series. The story idea's not bad: overall, the book is ok although tedious in parts. I enjoyed the story - hopefully, the second will be better edited and there will be less of the Mills and Boon and more about the magic and feuding families element (I won't say more for spoilers!).