I enjoyed this. I liked that the heroine, Kate, is sort of a badass, but it isn't repeatedly described over and over. I just sort of came away with that conclusion. I also liked that she made plenty of mistakes and was a smartass, but that also wasn't blatantly thrust in my face over and over. But, I also felt like I didn't know her all that well, either, even though the events were from her point of view. I felt like I knew some of the other characters better. I didn't really understand her relationship with Crest, either. It seemed like she had an awful lot of conflicted feelings about him without much interaction. It seemed odd to me. I liked it enough to continue on to the next one in the series.