My sister passed this book onto me, and I really liked the story and throughly enjoyed the characters (especially Zita). A little more polishing would make this a fantastic book- there were a few parts that seemed awkward and out of the blue (i.e. the part where she seems to randomly steal a key to go into the ballroom), and a few slight inconsistencies (at one point her Mom is described as having silver hair, and later they call it gold). Still very good though. I'm hoping she continues writing and puts out some more books.