If you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv show, you may like this book. It is more gory than the tv show. Anita, the main character, is definitely a woman you don't underestimate, but unfortunately, she often underestimates herself to the point where you wonder why she does her "job". She doesn't come off as loving her job as she states, but then when so many are trying to kill or torture you, why would you? It still was a good read and a good start to the series.