I think this is a creative solution to keeping the awesome world of the Lost Shifters going yet making sure that it doesn't get too complicated. The characters in this novel are connected to those in the Lost Shifters series yet they are also stand alone. You don't have to read the other series to understand this book, but I would highly recommend it in order to get the most out of this book. I can't wait to see what happens and I'm rooting for Nico and Braxton to get together (just saying, Nico needs his own runt now...). A great new series, can't wait to see where it goes.