In the description of the book is the word community and this promise is really what the book is truly about. While Bianca's situation drives the action of the narrative, the story gets you to care about the large and diverse family of beings.
You can tell from the very first chapter you are in safe hands when it comes to the characters, the plotting, and the overall story.
The Dark Wood by Sydney Mann Darkwood by Sydney Mann Stella lives in Noctum, land of eternal night. In Noctum, the stars shine so bright it feels like you can pluck them from the sky, festivals are held for special moons, and the Northern Lights are worshiped every wintertide. But the darkness hides many sins. [...]