Gosh. I have to wait for the 3rd? The anticipation is going to kill me! I felt like those last hundred pages were ripping out my heart. I wanted to skip forward because I was on the edge of my seat! OMG!! Favorite characters are Mal and Nikolai. I feel like Mal only likes Alina when someone else wants her and I think Nikolai is the only one who truly cares about her.