A powerful, fast-paced plot, smart characters, and a cute-yet-deep romance make this book a winner. The story is believably executed, with twists that don't announce themselves in advance. The conflict is driven not by villains but by the actions of desperate people with real fears and reasons. Best of all, the writing conveys a depth of emotion that will ensnare the reader at the first sentence. Plus, the hero quotes Rilke all the time. You just can't beat Rilke.
My only complaint was that the very end lacked the development I wanted. I wish the author had stayed with Sam's point of view a little longer, although I appreciate that she was trying to protect the surprise ending.
Recommend to: Fans of werewolves, the Twilight saga, and/or romance.
Don't recommend to: Anyone whose eyes can't handle the blue, not black, print. My head hurts a little, but I think the book was worth the strain!