This book is a good read, ending in mild book hangover. It went by too fast. The plot was built solidly on characters being themselves and interacting with each other, with a deep theme of identity and relationships. Still, I wanted to explore the characters and their world more than the blinding pace allowed. The world building is a fresh brand of apocalyptic, with a new take on magic in urban fantasy. The characters were textured and immersive, and the dialogue flowed naturally. I read 75% of the book in the first sitting, but I was utterly captured on page 255. From that point, none of the relationships can be simple again. Recommended to anyone who loves urban fantasy but has trouble remembering which series is which; this one, you won’t forget.