Angel has no memory of her childhood before the age of six, when she was found abandoned -- the only clue to her past, a charm bracelet that spelled Angel. She loves her foster family, but has never really felt like she belonged with them, or anywhere for that matter, until one day a mysterious but familiar stranger shows up.
Gregor helps Angel to recover lost memories of danger and the tragedy that took her from her home. Angel soon finds herself transported to back to Toch Island, a hidden world full of wonder and magic. As Angel learns to use her powers, she also discovers her special Talent -- a power unique to her. In the midst of this discovery strange occurrences take place on the peaceful land. Once again, Angel is threatened by the danger that separated her from her family, but this time more is at stake.
What a fun book to read! Kat Heckenbach developed not just refreshing new characters and settings for the world of fantasy, but a whole different take on elements common to this genre. This story is wonderfully plotted, with fleshed-out characters and plenty of action. It's marketed as a middle-grade fantasy, but I'm a middle-aged woman and I loved it. I honestly think this is a book that can be enjoyed by any age. I look forward to more from this author!