I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first two. I can really see Sydney developing into a great character, someone I enjoy reading about. I wasn't always her biggest fan in VA, but she's slowly won me over in this series. And of course, an appearance from my absolute favorite Moroi, Christian Ozera, warrants a good rating for this book regardless of how I feel about the rest of it. It could have been 400 pages of them sitting around eating fondue and talking about Ms. Terwilliger's cats and as long as he showed up, I would have given it at least four stars. Luckily, I liked the rest of the book as well. ;)I might write a full review when the book is officially released, I'm not sure, but for now, I really liked this one, and hopefully the series will only continue to get better.