An intriguing book about books, with some magical realism too

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What's better than a book about books?

I loved the little Dove girl in the beginning, she has a lot of spunk and a love for books (and dragons!). She seems like my kindred spirit and I hope we get to see more of her later in the book. I love the magical realism aspect introduced through this character. The talking historical journal has a hint of Harry Potter's Chamber of Secrets, so I'm very interested to see where this goes.

I am also curious to see how this character will relate to Grace, the foster child introduced next. The book jumps ahead 15 years to when she is an adult, and when the youngest Dove daughter would now be an adult too. I wonder if we'll stay in this current time or if the book will jump back and forth between 2001 and 2016.