First of all, it was refreshing to read a YA book that did not have vampires and werewolves in it.What can I say about this book other than I absolutely loved it. Yelena is a great character. She is intelligent and strong and a real leader, despite her past. Valek is an interesting character. There always seemed to be more to him than was revealed. I described this book to my husband and he agreed that this would make an excellent movie. Off to the bookstore to buy the Magic Study.