I think I must have been pretty desparate to read a book that was out of "reality" for me to not only read this first book, but all of the rest of them. It was like living through a boarding high school, with mixed morals, way too much sex, bullies, mean girls, crazy possesed teachers, all of them worshiping a Goddess by drinking blood (which became a sexual experience), all in the name of native americans. WOW.. I think I was really out of it to continue to read all those books, but like I said, I was desperate to escape reality and this sure did that for me at a time I needed it. I would not recommend these books to anyone.