As the first book in this series, it sets up the world quite nicely. The main characters, Julia and Jackson are both very morally driven magic users. The difference between them, is that Jackson has no secrets, but is a wanted criminal. Julia is on the right side of the law, but is harboring a secret that could carry a death sentence if it is ever discovered. The action thoroughly grabs your attention from the very beginning, demanding you hurry up and finish the book. Some things are exactly as they seem, and others will blow you away with surprise revelations. (No, I'm not spoiling it for you) This book introduces other very interesting characters as well... I can't wait to hear more about Markus, and I'm dying to know what happens to poor Sylvia. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride from the beginning to end, and can't wait for more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)