A little slow to start off. It took a good portion of the book to grab me...but once it did I was stuck. I decided at the moment that I needed to buy the rest of this series. And I don't regret it in the least. It quickly became one of my faves.
This one is definately light on the romance...if that's what you're looking for. But It's heavy on the action and scarcasm. The Hollows is a great setting. I got caught up in the politics of it at first. But it became very believable once I caught on.
Rachel is a bit self absorbed....she's annoying to an extent. But I think that's just leaving room for personal growth throughout the reast of the series. And in my opinion, that is exactly what happened.
I can't wait to see where Ms. Harrison takes this series!