I don't know where to begin with this amazing book. I was entranced. I recommend this to all fantasy and urban fantasy fans. Many compare it to Harry Potter. I feel that all fantasy books will be, in some form or another, compared to the "Mighty Harry". I, however, feel that it is a magical story all of its own. The characters are fun, tough and full of flaws. No one is perfect and they embrace it! The setting is fresh and so believable, even though it's not! The writing has such a flow that it feels so natural while reading it. The characters have such distinct personalities, you can literally see them jumping off of the pages. I could sit here and type out a general synopsis of the story, but I won't. I am going to insist that if this is your typical genre choice for reading, READ THIS BOOK! You will not be disappointed!