This book is not your normal YA title, but this ends up being a great thing. The author is great at describing the setting, the characters, and explaining the back story of virtually everything, while not taking away from the present story. The plot, in my opinion, is awesome. It reminded me of some of my favorite books, i.e. Stephen King's "'Salem's Lot", but with a very different twist. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves YA titles, and wants to read something truly unique.