Finola Sparks finds herself stuck in Texas, living with her ancient grandmother who has never wanted anything to do with her. She doesn't trust easily so when two gorgeous local boys stumble over one another to impress her she doesn't know what to think. Finola is desperately alone for the first time ever, and she wants so badly to reach out. Its been too long since she felt at ease even in her own skin. But the whispers and warnings of her superstitious grandmother and haunted stares from the people in town have her tied up in knots. There's a secret everyone is hiding, and Fin is at the heart of it all. Magic is all around Black Bayou, and Fin is only begun to understand the magic within her. The rules of Black Bayou have been simple for far too long, so what happens when she breaks them?