I appreciated that there was slightly less teen drama in this book. It's more accurately a 3.5 star book (still wish we had "half" stars) for me. I like to think it's evidence that Zoey is learning from her mistakes and growing into her power. When I finished the book, I felt a little annoyed - everything just stopped. It wasn't a cliff hanger, it was just incomplete. We're four books into the series and not even through Zoey's "freshman" year at vampyre finishing school, in fact, we're barely past Christmas break. The books continue to be pager-turners and have some surprising plot twists from time to time.