Fantasy from Living Ink Books, The Unraveling of Wentwater is the fourth book in the Gates of Heaven series by C. S. Lakin.
The people of Wentwater live under some heavy superstitions. But that's okay, it seems to work for them — for a time. Up on the mountain, the intellectuals of the academy look down on the villagers and their ways.
Justin, one of the few villagers invited up for education, is determined to make something of his life. Teralyn, daughter of professors, just wants to play music that touches people's hearts. The trouble begins when Justin's professor asks him to accompany Teralyn down to Wentworth for the music festival.

What I liked about this book:  Teralyn, the magic, the fairy tale behind the story. I liked Justin's struggle and the wickedness of the witch.
I struggled with the shifting spiritual theme, that I'm not sure I ever did get a firm grip on, and the distance I felt toward Fromer's character.

I know I've said this before that I need to go back and read the first two in this series … instead I keep going forward. You may like to give them a try from the beginning, but book 3 and 4 are stand alones.