I really like how this book started off. All the drama, it was just great. So dark. I'll say, not your typical start off in a story. The story mainly revolves around Allister's trial, the escaping and stuff. I think the whole plot was fine. I actually like it because the author manages to places almost all my favorite elements, like the kidnapping, near death experience, etc.
However, the story went a bit bumpy after that. At first, the author manages to convey the scenes and events but by the end, it jumps from one thing to the other. The book didn't really manage to explain some stuff that I hope would be explained in the next book (w/c I didn't really know about until I finished this book). Also, I hope there would be more action.
The really down side of this book is the romance. It's a complete and total harem. Everybody is falling in love with the girl without anything really happening. I mean if she shows kindness maybe but they haven't been together that long to actually see that. I get the "she pulls people to her" but seriously? 3 dramatic boys, you could say.
All in all, I think this is a great book. It's pretty exciting for my taste.