I always love when a book far exceeds my expectations. I ripped through this book, I honestly could not get enough of it. I actually put aside my new Dresden book to finish reading, not many books get that honor. Diana and Matthew are two of the most dynamic characters I have read in a while and I love the new twist on the Origin of species that is the center of this story. It touches on racism, tolerance and acceptance of the unknown very discreetly. I get the district feeling that the manuscript will be a huge part of the "discovery of witches" in the next book. I am itching to read the next one. As soon as I get my Harry fix, it's next on my list.