This introduction to the Covenant world was definitely entertaining and left me wanting to know what happens. I can see how some would compare Vampire Academy and this series, but it is still far from being a copy-cat. I enjoyed the mythological background to the story/world rather than the themes that are most popular today (vampires/angels/demons). I found some of the dialogue (inner and outer) a tad annoying at times but the action and drama in the story more than made up for my minor moments of griping. The main character, Alex, is likeable and tough (and so far not a nitwit, a plus!) and I look forward to seeing what happens in her world next.