Much better than the last book, Lord of Misrule. This one was more like the Morganville story I have come to expect. A lot more happens in this one and *** spoiler alert *** Shane and Claire finally "get together" in this book. It is pretty tame though and leaves most to the imagination so I think it was appropriately done for a YA book. I'm sure some parents would prefer it not happen at all, so if you are a concerned parent it might be a good idea to read it yourself first. There will be a death (of a vampire) that some people are not going to like and the introduction of a new plot element that I found interesting.There are some surprises at the end though you do kind of see some of it coming if you pay attention. And the ending, believe it or not, is not that much of a cliffhanger for once! Thank you Rachel!The next book is Fade Out and I think there is at least one more after that.