I would like to start this off with a big "WHAT?!" to that ending! I'm happy that this will be the start of a series (or at least get a few books), but it left me stunned. Now I am itching for the next book and I'll have to wait. Unfortunately.
So, the book was really good. I liked it. Although I spend an unhealthy amount of time fretting for Leif. He seems like a really nice guy and I had this urge to slap Pagan upside the head a few times with her disregard for him sometimes. I've said it a hundred times, so I'll say it again... I don't like love triangles. At all. I always end up feeling bad for the one that seems to not measure up in the eyes of the heroine when he should.
I liked this unusual soul in the book. Although I didn't like his name. Dank doesn't make me think of rock star hotness. More like mildew. But really, while I didn't like the name, it didn't hinder the story. Just a weird personal thing, really. The next book should be really interesting. There was a lot that happened in this, especially towards the end, that I can't wait to read about in the next book and see how it all works out.
I definitely recommend this. However, if you are not a fan of cliffhangers, I would suggest waiting for the next book, but definitely read it. Great writing.