This was an excellent story. I was quickly engrossed in the world building and I did not find it complicated. Alexia was a smart woman with a backbone. I liked the fact that she was loyal to the few people she entrusted with her friendship. Conall was a bit gruff and Alexia constantly exasperated him, but his feelings for her were clear to me, though it took him a while to realize them. I thought they were great couple. I really enjoyed reading about the mysterious appearances and disappearances of the supernatural. I cannot wait to read the next one.