A richly atmospheric page-turner—readers will eagerly anticipate the forthcoming sequel.
The terrifically engaging tale combines the old-fashioned charms of a manor-house mystery with elements of classic fantasy, establishing a world rich in details while leaving enough unknown to pique curiosity.
This quick novel is chock-full of snowy magic perfect for the holidays; fans of detective stories, like Seren herself, will appreciate her aptitude for getting into trouble through her drive to investigate the unknown. After Seren’s hard life, she gets a well-deserved, if a little too neatly wrapped, happy ending, but readers will be thrilled to know that this UK import already has a sequel that may soon arrive in the U.S.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Originally published in England and making its U.S., debut, this novel features excellent world-building and an engaging caper with supernatural elements.
—School Library Journal