Wow. I'm conflicted. Enjoyed the story but really... it was a story I'd already read. The scene in the training room where Aiden is reading a book as Alex works her ass off is from Vampire Academy. I found it funny that Alex's mom is named Rachelle. Perhaps a tribute to Richelle Mead? Despite all this, the second half was interesting. It was finally a semi original story. Not giving up on this series yet but if you've read VA you've read this.