The family dynamics--This was a tight familial unit--every part moved together with a purpose. Even when there was a spat, they stuck together.
The magic: Magic in books can really be enjoyable--especially when the author makes it feel tangible real the way the author does here.
Jemmie: Although she doubted herself, she didn't let it stop her from doing what needs to be done. It's admirable.
What I didn't like: This is not really a complaint, more of a want. The romance aspect wasn't a focus, and that was okay--but more would have been nice. But, being that this is a part one--that gives the reader something to hope for, maybe more of Crowe and Jemmie? And answers from that creepy, and sort of open-ended ending.
Expect to hear more from this cast of characters--because there's definitely more to see here.