I can see the comparisons to other books out there but this one does have a different feel to it. It felt a little flat at the beginning and I had a hard time connecting with the main characters. About 3/4's the way through the book, after we saw more of what shaped Bianca, I started to warm up to her. Technical terms for body parts is always a big negative in my column so I have to skim those terms. Other than that, the pace and story line is good.