All in all it was a really enjoyable read, where we learn in parts what Balthazar's life was like before ever night academy and how he came to be, the vampire he is today. I personally hate that this is the last and final book in the series apart from afterlife. I wish Claudia Gray would've continued the series because it was getting really good. And it would've been great to see where it went after this. It was so not disappointing in the slightest. I definitely recommend it to anyone but suggest you read the first book first before getting up to this one.