I quite enjoyed reading both books, even though I was most surprised at the appearance of such a close friend of the Cynster family (Luc) that had not been introduced before this set. I also thought that it was rather peculiar that both girls could go out by themselves at night and that no one would notice their whereabouts. On the other hand, I found the characters witty and amusing. On the whole, and save some incoherences, I think that both books are worthwhile buys. I am curious to read Simon's story and I hope that there will be a glimpse of these two young ladies in it, even if we know for sure that they will cope with their fate.