Gemma Doyle is turning 16 and terribly wants to move from her home in sunny India to the cold, busy streets of England. While she argues constantly with her mother and leaves her abandoned in the market, Gemma sees a mysterious and handsome stranger. All of a sudden, Gemma feels a horrible pain that brings her down to her knees and she falls into a vision. What she sees is her mother, and a dagger. Two months later she is sent to Spence Academy for Young Ladies. She meets three new girls that help her throughout her mysterious and dangerous journey, Ann, Felicity, and Pippa. Gemma keeps on having these visions and is afraid she is going mad, but with the help of a diary and beloved teacher she begins to unravel her power. In my opinion, this book was simply lovely. It was intense, sad, and makes you feel like you are an English lady yourself; in the middle of the gossip, the studies, and the fashion. I could not put this book down. Honestly, it was amazing and I recommend it for anyone who loves a good magic story.