While I finished this book, unlike [b:Ash|6472451|Ash|Malinda Lo|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1286563960s/6472451.jpg|6550542], I think that I just don't connect with Lo's storytelling. It's atmospheric and fairly serious and with emotion, but with little humour. I liked Kaede, because she had a bit of a spark to her, and Con had a bit of a sense of humour, but the others never really endeared themselves to me. The plot itself seemed a bit oddly structured, with a great portion of the book spent on describing the band's journey to the fairy land, as they slowly dwindle in number and are threatened by unknown supernatural forces. I would've liked if this significance was explained a bit more in the end. For example, was it important that only Kaede, Tasmin and Con make the final journey to Elowyn's palace? When Tali died, I guessed that this would be the case, and was unsurprised when Shae and Pol never made it to the fairy kingdom, but the purpose of this was never further elaborated on.