"This is the second book in a series and I would absolutely recommend that you read the first book prior to reading this one. I think you probably could read it without reading the first book but you would feel like you were missing something. The author has a unique voice and story here that completely pulled me in. Meridian has been through so very much and there are some for her and helping her and some working against her, trying to keep the curse in tact. Not knowing who to trust added a level to an already complicated problem. There is a lot going on, but I never got confused. I just got pulled in deeper. It was a 5/5 for me. I truly am enjoying this series!" Find the ebooks at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple.