4 Stars Love it! Where should I start? This was such an enjoyable reading. The story is a journey, it takes place in a beautiful land that you can enjoy whit every description the writer gives you (There's also a fine map). This is a story mainly about power (and the need of it) but also about love, friendship, destiny, greed and sacrifice. Excellent plot, great character development, good climax (not great, but good) and a nice cliffhanger that makes me wanna cry because I need the second book right now.I'm just gonna say this book was kind of tricky ^^ I loved how I was almost falling in love with the bad guy and then BOOM! he wants to rule the world and it's time to run away and we find Mal again and I know then that my heart is his. But I think the Darkling is my favorite character, dark, powerful, always in control, telling her exactly what she needed to hear.If you like it, you will LOVE Melina Marchetta's Finnikin of the Rock.