Land of Smoke and Ashes
When seventeen-year-old Natalie Porter finds a treasure chest belonging to her dead mother hidden away in the attic, she follows the clues inside and discovers her mother's death was never actually confirmed. Ten years ago she simply disappeared, leaving behind a mysterious charm necklace. Longing to learn more about her mother, and finding herself fascinated by the odd charm, Natalie claims the necklace.
It quickly becomes apparent she's not the only one interested in her mother's disappearance. When Natalie finds herself pursued she hides, still clutching the charm, and is shocked to find herself transported to a place called Brookland.
Brookland, once a lush, green land full of magic, has been drained of life and turned into a blackened wasteland by Queen Casias, a woman obsessed only with her own wealth and power. To Natalie's horror, not only does the queen know she's here, but she's been searching for the necklace for the past ten years. And now she knows who has it.
If Natalie doesn't keep the charm out of the queen's grasp, she'll use it to spread her twisted darkness into the human world, destroying everything in her path.