I'm giving this one 3.5 stars. I really love all the books in this series. Including this one. I really enjoyed re-visiting old characters and learning what has been going on in their lives. The beginning of this one really started well. Full of action and suspense, but started to fizzle around the middle of the book, and never really got a good momentum going again. I like the characters, but didn't feel that connection that I felt with other characters like Lily and Ryland, or Jack and Briony. The one thing that did annoy me the most with this book was during the love scenes, Azami(Thorn)called Sam, Sammy. He never comes across as a Sammy to me. It took a lot away from the story for me. All in all, I enjoyed the book, but it was not one of my favorites in the series.