I love the cover of this book. I just want to pop into it and come back out of course because there are perks of modern day living that I just can't do without. Anyhoo this is the second in a series but it is done in such a way that you can pick up this book and not give that a second thought. It starts at a point that doesn't make it seem like it is part of a series if that makes any sense.
Isabel is at Fellsworth School where she is training to be a teacher. Her little sister is also there because they were orphans. One day out of the blue a man shows up with a letter from Isabel's aunt. She wants her to come live at her manor. Wouldn't you just love to have that happen or is that just me? Okay I'd settle for symbolic adoption after all I can write a thank you note unlike that adorable penguin.
Isabel gets called into the office to see the headmaster who is all Bye Felicia. Isabel has no choice but to go along with her little sister who she happens to be the guardian of. They go to Emberwilde to start a new life. It was so weird how the aunt reacted when Isabel revealed having a little sister. Unless you're in a soap opera where kids just pop up out of nowhere and sometimes with different accents I'm pretty sure you usually know that you have a sibling especially when you're the one taking care of her. It is a story of having your world turned upside down and things not being the way you thought they were and hello there are stories about the forest which is believed to be haunted. I really enjoyed this book a lot so I will be picking up more books by this author. Was I the only one that stroked the book with the expectation of the cover having a different texture than it does?