If amazon could stop sending hard cover books in the mail like some sort of disgruntled out of work kindle employee bent on toppling the scholastic empire, that'd be great... otherwise fine. Just a few bumps and bruises from the mail. Great read. Tad bit of blood and drama but I'd say tween to adult age range. If haven't read the other three books before this one.. why? What kind of monster jumps in at the end of a book series?