I'm always overjoyed to find good YA. Penryn, a 17yr old girl, who actually uses her head to make decisions, has taken self defense classes thanks to her crazy mother, and is not afraid to risk herself for her family is the center of the story. The story flows beautifully, is interesting, full of action. If you're looking for a GREAT book that will not let you down, pick this one up. Best part ... it's only 99 CENTS on Amazon.