I LOVED this book! I truly did not expect to, but I did. Jessica is such a strong character. As much as I loved the Twilight books, Bella is a wimp who lets Edward overshadow everything else. Jessica has a mind of her own and doesn't pine endlessly for anyone. And Lucius...a more tortured character, but one with such a quick biting wit and so much personality, I can't recall in a book in a long time. These are not one-dimensional characters and it is not a one dimensional story. This might be a YA book, but it's still one of the best I've read this year.