Riley Oh has never felt like she fits in. She loves her adoptive family with her whole heart, but while they are a part of the Gom clan, a powerful line of Korean healing witches, Riley is a saram; one without magic.
When her sister Hattie is about to be initiated into the clan, earning her Gi bracelet and the ability to perform spells without adult supervision, Hattie comes up with a plan to share her magic with Riley.
While that sounds like a great idea, like many great ideas before it, things don’t quite go as planned.
With Hattie’s life hanging in the balance, Riley must now go on a seemingly impossible quest to find the last fallen star. Obviously, it would be helpful if Riley even had the slightest clue what the star is, or how to find it.
Along with her best friend, Emmett, the two work against the clock, challenging everything they believed about their world, in order to try to save Hattie.
I absolutely adored this story. Riley was such a sweet little gumdrop. She was so easy to get behind and support.
I really appreciated the growth Riley made as a character and the way Kim incorporated so many true to life, coming of age issues into this fantastical story.
I thought there was a lot of great content in here for young readers concerning things like the meaning of family, friendship, being true to yourself and who you are meant to be.
This story left off in an incredible spot for a continuation of the series. I am really, really, really looking forward to the next book, set to release in 2022.
I highly recommend this action-packed, Korean-mythology inspired Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure. Yes, it has everything! Such an impressive debut!!!!!
Thank you so much to the publisher, Disney Books and Rick Riordan Presents, for providing me with a copy to read and review.
I will be praising this one to the rooftops for a long time to come!! Available now!!