I was walking around the library when I saw this book in the new releases section. I picked it up to read the blurb. The blurb is what made me what to read the book: "There is evil a' comin' from up on the hill, if the mist doesn't get you the Agromonds will."
Jemma is an Agromond, one who performs magic to help the dark or evil side. One night, while walking past her parent's bedroom, Jemma hears about an unspeakable past which she had suffered many years ago. She learns that she isn't an Agromond at all! That she is really from the light side and was brought to the castle she lives in by force! Upon hearing this and following the advise of the her housekeeper, Jemma runs away from the castle where she has been living since her childhood. She takes her two golden mice, Noodle and Pie along. After leavin the castle grounds, Jemma sets off to find her real parents. They tell her that she is The Fire One. The Fire One is the only person who can save the future of her country, Anglavia from the dark. With her family, her rats, and dear friends, Jemma prepares and fights the dark.
The characters are well-developed in the novel and it has a gripping plot. It balances advenure and suspense very well. The Flame in Mist was unputdownable for me.
For a first novel, this book is