All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.
From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series and Graveminder, comes a brand-new tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny
Kaleb lives worlds apart in the City. Hired for his skills in “black mask” work, fighting and killing,it is a result of these skills that Kaleb is hired to find Mallory. But what happens when he finds Mallory he never expected
Over all i found the story to be well-paced. Though i am not a big fan of storys that chop and change character, i did find this on very easy to follow.