I enjoyed the writing style, but found some other things lacking. I felt like there were some things that were left unexplained. Sort of like walking down a staircase and thinking you've reached the last step, only to stumble when you realize there's one more you never saw. When this kept happening, I thought that maybe this was the second book in a series and I had somehow managed to skip the first where these explanations took place. But, it's not. Also, the sister Gwendolyn is absolutely horrid. Just sayin'.