I had high hopes for this book when I bought it. Being that I'm a huge fan of anything having to do with witches, I was excited by the premise and the write-up seemed promising. After about 100 pages though, I had to give up and stop reading. I very rarely give up on a book, but this one is sadly, a DNF. The plot was difficult to get into, the explanations on the world and it's characters were sorely lacking. I didn't care for the protagonist, and the stereotypical dark magic was disturbing and quite frankly weird. It may have gotten better as the story went along, but I couldn't muster up the interest to keep going.