I did not expect to enjoy this book -- the premise seemed like an opening for every kind of mushy angsty teen romance that I hate -- but it was extremely well done. The story is very character driven, and clearly, creating intriguing character's is one of the author's strengths. I really cared about what would happen to Leo, Natty and Anya -- who is so tough and brave, but so sad at the same time. The romantic tension between Anya and Win is also well done, realistic, and not overstated or uncomfortable. All things considered, a great read for the lover of classic star-crossed romance, subtle and well-crafted.