Gabrielle LeRoux was just like any other girl, focused on her academics and other normal teenage angst. That is, until her 18th birthday, where she inherits her powers and finds out she's a witch! She discovers that she is part of a long line of witches that descended from West Africa. They have the power to control the elements at will and breathe life into anything they wish, as well as take it away.
The source of their magic comes from the melanin only their kind possess in their skin, absorbed from the sun and radiating through their bodies. Not knowing how to control her powers, and still having hopes Gabrielle will one day be a doctor, her mother sends her off to an all-girl school. There, she can learn how to not only control her powers, but grow them. They have traditional studies along with various forms of witchcraft. The school is on protected land in the middle of nowhere. There, they are free to practice as they please, until one day, a threat against not only witches, but all black people, sends them into uncharted territory.
They must band together to defeat the enemy before there is no one left. With the gifts given from the earth, and the determination to succeed, the witches from Louisiana will not go down without a fight....