Really liked this book. The first half was the best, a strong 5+. Had all the elements I like, dark troubled characters, emotional lows and a few highs with challenges to overcome. I liked the world building and character development. I couldn't put it down. Then the last 80 pages went downhill for me. I found the storyline took an unlikely direction that I struggled with and the last couple of chapters felt rushed and crammed with action. Overall it was still a good read and I will continue with the series. It reminded me of a mature adult version of the Chicagoland vampire series which sometimes feel YA to me with the twenty something characters.