In this alternative world full of magic, Eva Farkas lives in Budapest on the eve of World War II. Her best friend, a powerful witch, leaves on a dangerous errand for the vampire master of Budapest, and Eva finds herself alone, with a young woman to care for in a world that is dangerous enough for the magical. With no explicit magic of her own, Eva must find a way to protect herself and her young, innocent charge, using only her own "magic of fabulous".
The book is lush and Eva is a lively, brave, and precocious young Jewess with a perky and intimate voice. I thoroughly enjoyed the world building and worried for her as she made not only her way in this world, but found a way to strike a blow for herself and her people against literally monstrous Nazis.
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)