I am hovering halfway between liking this, and thinking it was just OK. I read this book because I wanted to once again be immersed in the world of the Vampire Academy books. But somehow it didn't quite work. It was like something was missing. Sydney is difficult as a main character as she is not really very exciting. Still, she did grow on me enough that by the end of the book I found her at least a little bit likable. I am willing to give the 2nd book a try, hopeful that this series will build some momentum.