This book was way better than I first expected it to be. I was immediately wondering what was going on when the book started off with the main character Kara Westfall, at the time age 5, was forced to watch her mother’s execution because apparently her mother was a witch. After that every one in the town makes Kara, her brother Taff and her father’s lives miserable because they think that Kara is a witch as well. Later a 12 year old Kara is led into the Thickety, which is a magical forest that everyone is forbidden to go into, by a bird with one eye that changes colors in the middle of its chest. The Thickety reminds me a lot of the Forbidden forest in Harry Potter because in both books there are dangerous creatures in the forest, and no one is allowed to go in. In the town that the story takes place, it is practically a religion that anything magical, anyone that has or had anything to do with magic, or anything related to magic will and should be gotten rid off. Kara gets hold of a magical book that grants the wielder powers. The only problem is that the more you use it the more the book takes control of you. Its one of those books where you get extremely irritated and annoyed when the main character just cant kill the bad guy already! The main character just keeps showing the bad guy mercy thinking they will “change” and the bad guy just keeps being evil and does some giant thing that causes a giant twist at the end. Other than that this was a pretty good book.