When I first saw this book I was expecting it to be something completely different. I guess I was expecting a Twilight Sci Fi. Regardless, I liked Twilight, so decided to give this book a chance. Well, it starts off pretty slow, so that didn't really impress me. But, once the story gets going it is really, really good. Both Wanda and Melanie are great characters, and I love that they start to work together, even though Wanda is possessing Melanie. After being about a third of the way through the book I couldn't put it down and finished it in a little over a day after starting it (Oh my pre-baby days!) The relationships between the various characters are well written, the book is pretty well written and it's a pretty easy read. Meyer actually wrote another good story and I do recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it yet, you are missing out. I think it's great that this is a Sci Fi, since everything is all about Vampires the last few year, mostly thanks to Stephenie here, it's a great change of scenery. Also, since this is supposed to be a trilogy, hurry up already Stephenie!! I'm waiting for a book!