Spirit White wakes up out a coma after a car accident, to find her parents and sister are dead, and that her parents had made arrangements to send her to Oakhurst Academy in the event that they both died before she turns twenty one. Turns out, Oakhurst is a school for magicians, and that one of Spirit’s parents had to have gone there.
It’s a weird place – rich prep school in the middle of nowhere, Montana. And Spirit doesn’t seem to have any magic. But, she does make friends, and all seems ok, until a few students disappear. Spirit and her friends investigate, and come to interesting conclusions about the school.
This is very much a set up book – the end game of this story is clearly only the beginning. There’s definitely a lot of things these kids aren’t being told, and it sure looks to me like a lot of parents are dying when they don’t need to – I’m actually surprised no one talked about it in this book, but I’m sure it’ll come up again later.
My favorite part, and I don’t think I’m being too spoilery here – the Wild Hunt as zombie bicycle/ATV/assorted other wrecked vehicle gang. Loved that.
I’m interested to see where this goes. It’s clearly laying some Authurian groundwork, but is still open to nearly endless potential.