3 1/2 stars. Really enjoyed the world building and storyline. Interesting how the supernatural communities are segregated, reminds me of Jacqueline Franks Nightwalker series. The love story slowly develops at an almost painfully slow pace. For me, this story could have been told in an abridged version and still as effective way minus all the additional academia detours. I will still continue with the series and anxious to see what happens next.