I wouldn't say I was engrossed from the start. It was kind of a curiosity thing for me. I started liking the book only when it was at the last 20 pages or so. The book got interesting enough after completing half the book for me. I liked Zach's character but Luke's character was the best. Rayla's character was okay. Conflicted thoughts all the time and depending on Zach for most of the time was a bit annoying. The book is good and intriguing enough for me to continue reading the next part in the series though. I look forward to reading what happens with Rayla, Zach, Luke, Jett.