This was a fun paranormal anthology. I've enjoyed this series by Sparks but there wasn't much to the romance between Mikhail and Pam. Palmer's was an interesting story about Lukas and Elizabeth but ending was unsatisfying. Arista's beta characters Valiance and Esme were different but seemed like so much fighting. Lastly, Falconer's variation on vampire was unique and I liked Stellan and Angelina's story.