Overall, I really liked this book and the series so far. I like the time period it's set in and the feminist undertones. I think the author does a good job of building both worlds the girls live in, too. This book gets pretty heavy and I'm hoping the girls will finally be able to right some wrongs in the 3rd book.There are a few small things that keep me from loving it, though. Why don't they use the magic more? Really, if I had magic, I would make sure it didn't go to waste. Also, Gemma seems to be so clueless about the magic and her role throughout most of the book. Suddenly at the end, she knows exactly what to say to bind the magic and it's quite a long speech she gives for someone that barely knew anything about it two seconds earlier. It just came to her all of a sudden and it's too bad that sixth sense didn't kick in sooner.Anyway, I liked this book enough that I've already started the next book in the series and I'm excited to see how it ends.