This book was a GREAT Read! Richelle Mead has SUCCEEDED not to let me down! Sydney is such a REFRESHING character with her being the total oppisite of Kick ass Rose from VA, which is gonna be why we all cant get enough of Sydney. And lets not forget Americas Favorite Party Boy Adrian Ivashkov who also joins Sydney on her Adventure To Protect The Queens (Va"lissa" Dragmoir) sister. Adrian and Sydney compliment each other in so many ways, They both are constantly trying to break out of the (blood)lines that others have defined for them and just be their own person. If you are a DIE HARD fan Of Vampire Academy then this is The Must Read book of the year!