So glad I read this before I read Half-Blood. Honestly- or I'd be so confused. Great read, I loved it and I'm currently working on reading Half-Blood which is AMAAAAZZZZIIINNNGG!!! I thought it'd be like Percy Jackson but it's not to me. Alex reminds me of Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. Sassy and funny. I sympathized for her over losing her mother, it was a sad thing to read about. The whole, "The daimons have found her." thing doesn't make sense to me. What's so terrible about it? Because- as far as I am in Half-Blood... I guess it's only because she went away from the covenant. Makes sense I guess. I loved the prequel and I think more books should have one because it helps explain everything. Read this before Half-Blood. Obviously. I'm excited to finish the series.