This book, by Amber Argyle, was amazing! It is about a young witch named Brusenna who has to learn how to use her powers by herself after her mother disappears along with all the rest of the witches of their world. The way the witches in this story use magic is by singing (very original!). Following her mother's journal, Brusenna finds a hidden and deserted community named Haven where she finds a library of magical songs and histories that she studies. Aided by a young man named Joshen (yes there is a sweet little romance built into the story) and a group of sailors, Brusenna searches for the evil witch Espen who has captured all the other witches and is using their powers to wreak havoc on their world. By doing this, Espen hopes to gain control of all mankind. Brusenna not only fights a long sea voyage, witch hunters, bad weather, hunger, fatigue, serious wounds, and even a shark, but she also fights her own self doubt and feelings of inadequacy. This is one of a very long list of favorites I hope you will take the time to read and enjoy! If you have read it, let me know what you thought. I, personally, can't wait for the next in the series!!!