This is by far my favorite of the series. I think because both characters change and grow so much over the course of the novel. I didn't expect to like Reid. Or, .ore accurately, I didn't expect him to win my trust. I admit he did, though. I believed in him by the end of the book, which is a pretty major feat considering my feeling about him in the beginning.At first Dori seems almost too-perfect. I expected her to be a Mary Sue. What saved her was how self-aware and honest she was. She didn't shy away from her faults or try to cover them up, she confronted them head on and dealt with them. This isn't a perfect read - I often found myself irritated or ambivalent - but in the end I enjoyed it.