This book needs more appreciation. While it does have some Harry Potter parallels, it still manages to create a new story. If I could, I would've given this book 4,5 stars; it wasn't quite as unputdownable as I thought it would be, but it still didn't let me down. I felt like a kid when I read this book; I was in a tiny bubble surrounded by magic.
I would've liked for Oksa to be more true to her age. I found her acting like a 16 year old at some points. Also, I would've really liked it if Gus would've been in the whole book, it was like the writer forgot about him for a few pages and then suddenly he was with us again. It felt kind of weird. It wasn't disturbing to the storyline, it just felt odd.
What I liked the most about this story was the way it was written. I could easily imagine it being read to me, even though it's a bit too long for that.
This is such a great childrens book, and I cannot wait for the next book to be released.