I surprised myself by LOVING this book. It is rare that I indulge by reading books with a horror leaning and even rarer that I enjoy them. This book however gripped me at once causing me to read it in one sitting. The heart-stopping action begins nearly immediately and doesn't quit. The author writes in a style that does not appear contrived. Personally, I would not let anyone under 16 read this since I believe horror is most suited for a mature audience, but for myself, I cannot wait to read the next book in the set!