This was a great book. I enjoyed reading about the setting and the characters right from the start on. I also liked how the Undead and the necromancy were part of the book, but not the sole center. I loved reading about Eleanor and her attempts to find her brother. I loved that she grew stronger and stronger throughout the story. In this first book there is only a slight romance, but I was ok with it. The book is a good mix of action, of growing up, of discovering your own strength and it is set in a world with at times modern inventions but also with old-fashioned restrictions.
I will definitely go on with the series and I'm very happy that the gorgeous second book in the series will be allowed to move into my home in July 2013.