I loved that the story began after the major events mentioned in the synopsis have already transpired, so that- after a brief explanation of what has happened- you jump right into the mysterious search for answers right from the get-go.
I've read many reviews that mentioned the authors tactful style regarding a few touchy subjects, and I was happy to discover this was true. Anna Dean is vibrant and delicate, with good balance.
Randomly, I love this cover! It really grabs your eye. :)
This novel ended with an open door for book 2, and I very much look forward to the rest of this series!