I'm pretty sure this is the first Richelle Mead book that I've given only 3 stars to. I can't give it anymore because it was so slow for the first 200 pages. It put me in a reading slump, that's how slow it was. Plus the characters started to annoy a little bit. It picked up a little in the end but not by a lot. I expected more from this book. Hopefully the next books in the series are better than this one.