This book was relatively good. The reader can tell how out of place and uncertain Taylor feels after arriving in South Coast. The author does a good job balancing Taylor's internal struggle with the outer conflict. However, the dialogue felt a bit unnatural, and some of the characters' motives were unconvincing. Many of the characters had only one or no defining character traits, and it was difficult to understand her attraction to some of the men interested in her, The plot was good, especially the circumstances that caused her to be marked for death. I also found the concept of the banshee's mark attracting other monsters and hazardous events interesting.