To be honest, I was disappointed for the first 100 pages of this book. It just seemed to drag on and I didn't like how snotty Alexia was. She was always a little overbearing in the first book, she had a quirky and witty charm to her that balanced out her snark. She seemed to have none of this charm at the beginning of this book. However, after page 112 the book became great. The story finally picked up and the characters got their charm back. In the end I liked this book better the Soulless.