Maybe it was because I jumped into this series with the last book (I am bad about doing that), but I was just not impressed.
I really did not enjoy the way Rabe handles this story, and though the ending “worked,” it was not the ending I was expecting to come from all the previous build-up.
Also, I know I am not the intended audience for this novel (it is preteen/teen–I’m middle-aged mom), but the characters all came across as overly-childish and pretty to me.
All-in-all, it was an okay read for me. It gave me my daily dose of word-intake, but I could have spent my afternoon reading something better.