Trapped on a flood ravaged island full of orphans, natives and wealthy citizens of the prosperous city Lux, a young girl named Geneva finds herself enslaved at an orphanage with no future and a past she can’t remember. That all changes when she meets someone who promises her that there’s more in store for her than she ever could have imagined. Her once dull life rapidly spirals out of control as she starts to acquire new magical powers that may be the key to unlocking an ancient legend along with her true identity. But first she must master these powers, all while trying to keep them secret from her friends and the evil head mistress at the orphanage. Before she knows it, Geneva is in over her head and has inadvertently wrapped her friends into her web of magic and lies and now all of their lives hang in the balance once the head mistress finds out her plan to prove that the legend of Lux may not be a legend at all! Who will Geneva trust and how far will she go to save her friends and find out her true identity?
This is an amazing start to this series which i sure is gonna be mind blowing. It starts out with these orphans who work for the entitled citizens of lux right their is where you start feeling like the hunger games in a way as the oppression of the capital weighs down on the districts. Then a slight twist of harry potter with this young orphan having these amazing powers and then you get wrapped in the uniqueness of each of the orphans that comes together to learn about their true destiny to save the island. The ending leaves you on a nice cliff hanger that eagerly has you wanting to pick up the next book. I will be reviewing the entire series this month so stay tuned.