So, I love the whole Marius universe and have read every single book in said universe...except this one. Don't ask me why, I skipped to a more interesting sounding book in the series and never got around to reading this one. So now I have, and it's a great start to not only this series, but to the whole Marius universe. I enjoyed it. However, I've read the other books first, which kind of spoiled my view of this book. I mean, why read the boring set up when the action starts heating up in later books? If I had read this book first, I would probably have given it a 4 star rating. But, when taken into account with what I've seen from Mrs. Flynn and this series, I give it 3 stars.