This was a fun read, with equal parts snarky humor and much darker undertones. The plot was fast-paced and exciting, and I have always been a sucker for boarding school-type settings. The early parts shortly after Flick arrives at the academy had a similar feel to the beginning of [b:Divergent|13335037|Divergent (Divergent, #1)|Veronica Roth|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328559506s/13335037.jpg|13155899]. While the main character is male, there are some seriously bad ass chicks around. I only had a few complaints: Flick can at times be so cocky its bordering on unlikeable. Fortunately those moments are short-lived and he redeems himself in his more vulnerable moments. Also, there is a fair amount of swearing in this book, which I don't mind, but any time "fuck" is said its f---. That really started to annoy me to death after about the 15th instance. If you want to say "fuck" just say it!