While I was reading this all I kept thinking was this is not your usual UF novel. It's gritty and messy and full of feelings and the consequences of realizing your destiny. It shows the 'ugly' side of Faerie more than the pretty, the bloody brutality of a Were pack's hierarchy and the painful cost of magic. And it also gives us an unconventional romance which developed in such a fulfilling way, because even though Hedi fancied herself in love with Trowbridge since she was a little girl, being in love with him brings a whole different level of vulnerability and self- sacrifice to her baser natures. I loved it!
Luckily the next book comes out next month because we leave Hedi in quite a tenuous situation. I can't wait to see the consequences play out as what happened at the end of the first part of the story comes to fruition in book two.