I'm hovering somewhere between a 4.5 to 5 for this book. it's good. really good. These pages are filled with ms. kagawa's beautiful dark vampire world. There is blood and gore galore. some romance, and who can forget the introduction of the new mutant creatures. are the zomans or humbies? So gruesome. Overall another great work from Julie Kagawa! My only "issue" is the ending. I saw it coming. It's still a good ending, but some of the emotional impact that could have been felt was lost on me because of it.