I've been looking forward to this book for so long! It's funny how these days we can follow a book basically from the time it's picked up for publication until (a year or more later) it's actually released. But somehow, I still didn't really have much of a idea about what to expect here. There were some parts that I had to get used to, since I wasn't really sure what to expect. I know SRB has talked about how she was inspired by Gothic literature, and girl reporter stories, and certainly it reminded me of both of those, what with the old manor presided over by the mysterious old family, and well, Kami being a girl reporter, but it actually reminded me a lot of two very different books.One is 'Being of Two Minds', by Pamela F Service, which was another book about a girl and boy with a mental/emotional connection like Kami and Jared's. It was one of my favorite books as a kid. The is a series, and I guess I can't mention it without slight spoilers, so I guess I'll move on here.Anyway, despite the fact that the ending has me dying to read the sequel - this definitely ends in a way that packs a punch and leaves you reeling! - I really liked it. I loved the concept. It made me laugh, it made me rage at the pages, it made me do a Big No...it was a lot of fun to read, and also it felt a bit like a comfort read, because I loved the characters. I was going to start listing my favs, but it basically just became a list of four of the main characters...I'm not sure if I liked it as much as her Demon's Lexicon books, because the character's don't seem as three-dimensional to me, but I guess it's not fair comparing the character development in one book to three books of development!