A very exciting page-turner of a novel. I have read very little YA, but this has to be one of more interesting entries in the field. For pure story-telling and edge-of-your-seat suspense, this can not be beat. Unlike some of the reviewers, I did not have any problem with the abrupt ending. This particular tale was told to my satisfaction and I knew it is a series. I will be looking forward to the next book. I am purposely not going into detail on this review because I think this is one of those novels that you should go into with a little info as you can, just so you can savor all the surprises.