I'm not sure why I'm giving this book 4 stars. Renata is really cool. I differently like her! and Niko is an interesting guy, I think his gift is "cute" and works well for me with the ending of the story (I'm speaking of the last chapter - and I'm not saying more!).
We are introduced to a new character which as I understand will be a "regular" and also we are introduced to a situation which I guess will lead to another "regular". so this book is important in the "scheme" of things. But somehow the book didn't "held me up" as the previous ones did.
Renata's story is the darker one of all the ones we've read about before. Yakut and his "gang" are real SOB.. :/
I loved that we have a female fighter now. much more then Elise which I doubt Tegan will let her actually fight... but Niko and Renata will differently be a fighting couple which is sweet :)
getting myself prepared for the next one. REALLY intrigued with the next character, I think he's going to be a favorite! :) (though there is NO WAY he is going to "out weight" Tegan! :D)