I had no idea what to expect from this book, only that it had great reviews and was compared to several other series I've read. Right away I had a good feeling about this book because it reminded me of a book that I read when I was actually in my teens. Based on that feeling, I thought I knew what the main characters were-I was so wrong! I'm leery of summarizing the book, because it wouldn't be fair to give anything away. I love the setting, I love the characters, and I love that while there is a supernatural element it's something totally different. I really enjoyed this and I'm looking forward to the next installment.