Okay, here's what I thought. It is a very interesting concept. I didn't love the main character, Luce, but she might get better--stronger I hope. I liked the main male character and a few of the companions. One thing that never got explained was the why--why do they always find each other? why was he cursed this way? But, I finished it and I think that the next book in the series has the potential to be very interesting and I will give it a try. The writing is good and like I said the concept was good. I think the second book will give the author more freedom to really flesh out parts of the story and I look forward to that.