I am sorry to say that this was a truly disappointing book. While Amanda Hocking has created an amazing world, her characters fall a bit short. At the beginning of the series, her characters were great. However, they never changed throughout the series, and by the time you hit the fourth book, you're completely bored with them. For example, when you first meet Penn, she seems like a control freak who uses people to get what she wants. For an introduction to an antagonist, that's fine. At the end of the series she is still like that. She never really gets much deeper. The only reason the readers get for her actions is that she's a spoiled brat. Well, we knew that from book one. It isn't just Penn. None of the characters really grow. The plot was amazing, but it took up the entire book. There was no room for things like character development. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, honestly.