I guess it was a good start. It just like any first book in a series, it presented a back story and information about the world. It hinted what's coming in the future. Establish the basic relationships. Overall, it was enjoyable, Dina is a funny character, i like her sense of humor. plus she obviously a girl with back bone. True, the book loss my interest a number of times, But that will not discourage me from reading the future books.