So. Much. Potential. This book had do much of it. Unfortunately Saintcrow took an interesting and original idea and mucked it up. Also, she's pretty much abandoned this series--something I didn't know when I purchased Steelflower--so I guess I'll never know what happens to any of the characters. While there is much that just didn't work for me, I still liked the story enough to want to continue reading it. I'm irritated. 2 stars.