Meet Kara Hartman, a young painter living and working in D.C. She would love to let you believe she is just an ordinary young woman with a dream of sharing her art with the world. But she is hiding an astonishing secret: Kara can wield magic, the most powerful force in the universe. Traumatized by the loss of her brother, she wants nothing more to do with magic. But when an old foe resurfaces, hellbent on destroying all that she loves, Kara has no choice but to embrace the only power that can stop her.
In a different world of ours, Kara is a younger painter living in D.C, hiding a part of herself.
Right from the beginning, we see the main character fighting with her trauma and living insecurely. Throughout the story, the reader sees Kara’s progress bit by bit, from the moment her life begins to change to the moment she overcomes her fear.
The concept of this world is very interesting, of a community using magic. Feels like a harry potter universe, some can use magic and some can’t but, differently from Harry Potter, everyone knows about magic. As always, everything can have a good side and a bad side, magic is not so different, it can help many people yet be used for evil.
In terms of characters, I think they were good characters and well developed. It gives not only attention to the main character but also the others, giving the reader different parts of the story.
There were some detailed scenes, making a sensation of being inside the story. Still, I felt it could be more captivating, felt some parts were less interesting to read.
Even so, I’m motivated to read the second book and see how Kara’s life is going.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.