I started crying after finishing this book... which was about 10 minutes ago.. still teary-eyed. I don't think there is anyway that that ending could have been any more perfect. Everything fell into place. GAH, I can't believe I put off reading this series for so long. I've had Vampire Academy for a few years, but was kinda put off by the Vampire aspect.. Now it's one of my favorite series ever. I will definitely read anything else Richelle Mead ever writes, starting with her series about Sydney, Adrian, Jill..etc Read this. Don't hesitate like I did. You'll only want to kick yourself in the ass afterwards. This was simply amazing. The first three were very good, the fourth a little slow... and the fifth and sixth were amazing!