I became a a Kelley Armstrong fan with her last YA series, so I was really excited for this one knowing in was in the same world. I loved the past series, so I was really looking forward to see ties between this & the Darkest Powers, but they really weren't many which disappointed me a bit, but it's great for those who haven't read the other series. Although honestly, if you haven't you are missing on a lot.I love all of Armstrong's characters, all her women are strong and are not afraid of battle. Maya, for example, she is a really headstrong character who hates to show weakness. She is not the damsel in distress.Having read the Darkest Power series & this one I can't help comparing them. And I felt this one wasn't as great. I really hope we get to see more in the sequel I feel this was only an introduction to the characters & there are so many unanswered questions, but it's only the beginning, so I can't wait know more about it.