2.5/5; 3 stars; C+There were a lot of things I liked about this book, especially the ideas behind the world-building. There was a different perspective on shape shifters and vampires as well as their history and place is the world. I didn't care for the main characters or their relationship. There wasn't enough depth to them. I think the character of Cara was portrayed as often really stupid...who sticks a kitchen knife in their sock or down the back of their pants and runs off to battle? Self-injury much?? I liked the book well enough as a first read by a 'new to me' author but I don't think I'll buy the next book.