Ok, this is the story of Gwen before she enrolled in Mythos Academy. Gwen is a gypsy, though she doesn't know why, which is kind of weird but anyways...she is a gypsy with a gift to see memories and feelings that are attached to an object or even a person. One day she finds out a terrible secret by touching the hairbrush of another girl and her story begins. After a few weeks she is told that, by fall she will have to leave her old school back and go to Mythos Academy, a place for people like her.
The story is really nice and it gets you wanna read more. I love Gwen and the way she is so curious about everything.
I also have to say that Spartans are not mythological creatures (gypsies either). They are just people who where born in Sparta. Humans. It's the way they were raise that made them of the most incredible fighters of Greece. Just a note. But I'm going to look pass that cause I think the book is really awesome.