I think this is going to be a nice series. But this fell under the spell of so many first novels in series and had way too much character development, front end story and (sorry!) boring plot lines. I realize what the author was trying to do and I applaud the effort but I just didn’t get a whole lot out of this book until well into the middle.
However, I think this has the potential to be a majorly awesome series. I loved the main characters and can’t wait to find out how she learns to kick tail in future books. The plot was well thought out and the characters well developed.
I recommend this as a means to an end. Without this novel the rest of the series would be harder to understand. You need to wade through this one to get to the good stuff. Not to say this doesn’t have good stuff, because it does and I enjoyed the ending very much. But as a standalone book there is way too much time spend on character and plot development.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)