I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the story and the mystery was very interesting but the characters lacked consistency. About half way through the story I was unsure I'd be reading the next one because the main character, Lily alternated between self pity and being a sanctimonious know it all. Luckily the author managed to redeem her by the end. It seemed to me that the author just didn't know which direction to take the character, which isn't unusual with the first book in a series. This series has a lot of promise and if the characters continue to grow I'll continue to read. I loved the paranormal mystery, which was well crafted and it was obvious that the author did a lot of research into witch craft and the history of it. Sometime it was a little too much detail but hopefully that will even out as the series continues. I'll be reading the next book in the series and hopefully I'll find that some of the rough edges in this entry have been smoothed out.