This was an enjoyable book. There are a lot of similarities between this book and Twilight in the beginning. That alone almost made me stop reading it, but I'm glad I didn't. About half way through it starts becoming more unique. Most of the characters are very well defined and can be related to. A few are very one dimensional and it would be nice to see then developed more in the sequels. The story flows very smoothly and keeps you interested until the very end. The ending of the book wraps up nicely. It left me interested to know what happens next, but not dying to know.