When Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is ignored. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane, so why can’t she? But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance—that “lost at sea” is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know. Esme’s Wish follows Esme’s adventures in a world of magical Gifts and dreamy canals, where she hunts for clues and discovers her own hidden power.