This is book three of the Sorcery Hall Trilogy, with Valentine Marsh as the main character. The other two books are The Bronze King and The Silver Glove. I recommend reading them in the correct order, because there are lots of references to the previous books in this one. That said, I was still able to enjoy the story. In addition to getting used to her "gift," Val is also dealing with school, her mom, and her new feelings for boys. It really took me back to my high school days (except for the magic part).