I always love these books but this one was definitely not one of my favorites in the series. There were definitely things I liked about it such as the surprise plot twists. I generally like the way Mead writes. There is always good descriptions and strong realistic characters that I love. But I thought there were a lot of parts that were slow. There were several parts of the book that I just wanted to skip past. I look forward to this series wrapping up and I will be reading the spin off series Bloodlines.