I can definitely see the difference in her writing since going to a publisher. This book obviously went through a lot if editing that her self published works had been lacking. This novel was good but not great. Half the time you are waiting to figure out what is going on with the main character and by the time that is figured out it seems to be too late. It is obviously the first in a series and I will more than likely read the next if I remember to but it just isn't quite the story that I'm used to from Amanda Hocking.