Mistress of the Storm, the first book by Melanie Welsh, is aimed at 9 – 12 year olds but I thought it was brilliant! It is the story of a young girl who feels as though she doesn’t fit in properly. After meeting a mysterious stranger all that changes, as she starts to learn about her family history and meets lots of new people along the way. I’m not going to go into too much detail but let’s just say that it involves magic, smuggling and a very evil grandmother! From the first page I was hooked and I think that most people would be. I would definitely recommend this book for children and adults alike!