I LOVED this book. I first heard about it when the author, Carolyn MacCullough visited my school. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to read it, but then I saw that Cassandra Clare (one of my favorite author) was on the cover talking about how much SHE liked it. Well, then I NEEDED to read it. Wow. Thank god I did. With witches and time traveling, you are going to love this book. The plot is totally orginal and I ACTUALLY couldn't guess the ending.(Shocker!) And the characters, WOW. Ok, let me introduce them. There's Tasmin the awesome heronie, Gabriel the childhood best friend-who-moved-away-and-came-back-hot, Rowena the perfect older sister, and finally, our villan Alistair the-im-going-to-get-revenage-for-my-family. How they create this amazing story? READ.