I really really enjoyed the book. What’s not to like? An entertaining combination of Angel/Demon/Warlock/Vampire/Automaton/Romance (torturous)/Action/Gore! And I’m so into Steampunk right now so this feeds into my current passion beautifully. I didn’t read the trilogy that came out in the past few years by Clare so couldn’t compare to see if this prequel is better or worse. I also don’t know whether the author, as some critics of this book have pointed out, keeps recycling the same plot pattern, characters, and relationships. For me, it feels fresh and full of earnest energy. I couldn’t put it down. Now, I have to wait for the next installments!