This was an ok intro to a new series. There was a lot going on. Lots of new characters and just stuff... I liked Maddox and Ashlyn but wish we had gotten an explanation of the curse sooner. There was little explanation about Danika and her family. I also didn't like how the institute makes their presence and then poof! Overall I'm intrigued about this series but it felt all over the place and wish it had better structure.