I loved this book! It was a crazy roller coaster and I was absolutely in love with it! This novel is a really refreshing and hauntingly beautiful fantasy genre story. The beginning left the reader with many questions which was why it took me awhile to get into it! It wasn't that the world building wasn't something that I disliked but it just sounds so unbelievable, after several chapters I found myself really connecting to the main character Karou. The creativity of this story still amazes me. From the setting in Prague to the chimera's, to the history behind them, and the love story. I enjoyed Karou as a character so much because she wasn't afraid to stand up for herself and do what she felt was right. She was definitely bad ass!The major thing that I didn't enjoy was the Madrigal back story with Akiva. Not that I didn't enjoy it in particular just that it felt like two completely different stories. I liked the growth it showed of Akiva and especially the the mythology and how it was foreshadowed with the baby teeth thing. But you fell in love with Karou and then all of a sudden you're in this new story and you get lost at times. Other than that I have to say this book was fantastic. I can't wait for the sequel which should be coming out soon!