This is an exciting story with an easy to relate to heroine. Ashlyn has mistakes in her past with no so great boyfriends and moves to a new college, she finds a great guy and a best friend and realizes she has powers to help the balance of good and evil. She still struggles with self esteem a lot and they are doubts that I know I could relate to. The story itself is well written and well paced. She builds up the supporting characters well, and they all serve a purpose. I couldn't give full stars because it was a little too political for me-- not in the aspect that she tried to sell her views, but politics was a driving force in this novel. I would recommend it, and I am anxious to read the next one!