I was very happily surprised by this book. I really loved it. It was romantic without being inappropriate for it's audience and without being overdone. I really should reread it. It's a book worth keeping for a reread, and a good one to give to a young adult reader or to recommend to friends. There is excitement, adventure, and you will be sorry when you have to close the book at the end.
I really enjoyed this book,though it is intended for youth, and I am in my 60s. It was full of adventure, danger, challenges, and satisfying resolutions. It is told from the perspective of a young woman who is bright and resourceful. The author is skilled at making the characters live and breathe and feel real. I liked it so much I quickly found the rest of the 4 book series and bought them to read also!