Wow, what a book I completely devoured this one. This is not your average Vampire book, no no its way better. Julie Kagawa nailed it with this one. I haven't read her other series yet but I am going to have to. I am a FAN. Allie's character was so awesome. She wasn't whinny, or weak. She was a fighter from beginning to end. She is truly a survivor. I loved the way Julie made Allie's character grow from the beginning to the end. I can't wait for the next one.