I would give this a 3.5 if i could. This book has an interesting premise and am interested to see where it goes. The main character, pierce, is someone who seems lost through the beginningof the story. As we learn more of the back story things get a bit clearer and she starts to become more engaged in the things going on around her. I wish wehad been able to learn more about John's story. Perhaps that will come in the next book but not getting to learn about him and thedetails regarding coffin night (as they apparently relate directly to him) was a bit frustrating. I will definitely read the next book but if you don't like stories that aren't resolved, hold off until this is complete. There are a lot of unanswered questions from book 1.