By Jo Walton
Morwenna is a reserved, unusual teen, easily annoyed by the vacuity of her classmates, and most at home among the bookshelves of the local bookshop or library.
Mori grew up in a Welsh mining town, playing among the spirits that were as real to her as her twin sister. But then her mother began dabbling in the dark side of magic, and things went tragically wrong. Now Mori is making a new life for herself in an English boarding school, very alone except for the copious amounts of books she devours.
The quietly moving and lyrical writing creates an air of mystery, and fans of classic scifi and fantasy will find many of their favorite authors and books discussed – a fun bonus in what is already an enchanting story.