First off, the reason for a 4-star review is because this book had parts in the beginning and briefly towards the middle that confused me as if there wasn’t a clear plot. After pushing past that, I became so caught up in Abagail’s story that I literally couldn’t put the book down. This book introduces new creatures that go bump in the night and that will raise the hair of any adult. Wanting to know the purpose of these creatures and what variety of them are in this novel, I read its entirety and was not disappointed by what lurks in its pages. I am starting the sequel, Darkling Tide, tonight and don’t think I’ll be able to put it down either. I highly recommend this to everyone that loves a dark thrill between their book pages!