GENRE: Contemporary Fantasy, Dark Fantasy
CATEGORY: Young Adult
“I see something in you, Miss Abbott, something I recognize. The potential for greatness, for channeling magic. For bending the world to your will.”
After an affair with her teacher, Rose's parents ship her off to Livingston Academy, a stuffy all-girls' boarding school. Ashamed of her past and herself, sixteen-year-old Rose just wants to chill, pass her classes, and make friends. The last thing on her mind is becoming a witch...
Until the enigmatic headmistress gives her the chance to join a coven secret from the rest of the school. Desperate to prove herself and looking for a purpose, the headmistress's offer seems too perfect to pass up.
Rose puts on her metaphorical pointy hat and becomes a Livingston witch. She quickly discovers that the other witches don't want her in their group--especially because she's filling their dead friend's space--but if they can't band together, the witch-hunting headmaster of the boys' school will kill them.
Meanwhile, Rose struggles to understand her growing feelings for her roommate, who may or may not hate her guts.
You know, typical boarding school stuff.
This book contains graphic violence, strong language, mentions of a student/teacher relationship (prior to novel's events and clarified as abuse), blood, death, a pregnancy scare, fire/burning to death, and sexual situations.