I have mixed feelings about this book. It's so strange and out there that part of me has given up figuring out what's going on, and part of me wants to read more BECAUSE it's so out there and so different from my normal reads. The artwork is very nice but the author does so much gender-bending I'm not sure who's who and which was is up. Kaori Yuki has tons of potential but the story would be easier to follow if it didn't introduce so many sub-plots at once and focus on so many characters in the first volume. Overall, I'm not disappointed I requested it and I might even give the second volume a go, however, I doubt I will follow the series til the end.