A great continuation of the Vampire Academy series. Note: If you haven't read Vampire Academy you'll be very confused reading this series first. There's just too many characters that aren't re-introduced and explanations really aren't given for the different types of vampires. I enjoyed this book and was happy to see Adrian continue into the series spinoff. Sydney is what you'd call a real character. She has no social skills and worry's about her weight. I'm looking forward to watching her character evolve with the series.