I haven't wanted to stay up and read all night in a long time and I had to stay up and finish this. Of course, Shade is a paranormal romance for young adults, but it has a unique perspective that is different from the usual stories. The writing is just beautiful, the characters well-drawn and the story believable. The dialogue is sharp and snarky and yet still sweet. You will get sucked right into this one. My biggest problem with the book is that I will have to wait a year to get the next installment.Parents: This book is recommended for older teens since there is sexual situations, drug use (although shown in a bad light) and language. I don't think it is anything wose than what is on TV, but I think use adult can enjoy it as well.