4.5 stars. In the beginning of this book I found myself getting slightly annoyed because it seemed like nothing was going to get done or nothing new was going to be revealed. I really enjoy these books but I feel like they drag out parts sometimes. Turns out I was wrong about this book. While the beginning was a little slow, the middle picked up and the ending...WOW. After hating Dragon's attitude for the majority of the book, I found myself crying at his death. I was also super happy that the killing of Zoey's mom was revealed, along with Heath being inside Aurox. I find myself really looking forward to the next book and wondering how this is all going to work out.