3.5For me, the story didn't pick up until 1/3 into the book. I like the main character well enough, but I felt that there was a lot going on, a lot of back story and explanations. Once the story did pick up, though, I enjoyed where the characters were going. There were some pleasant surprises written in the story - some predictable and some not. Enjoyable read overall. Look for my review on Dark Faerie Tales.