It was intriguing. I liked getting to know the characters. This isn't really a romance story though the main focus is on the plot and Dacian.
Dacian's romantic relationship seemed very fickle. I did feel one or twice like I had missed something in the story when a new character was mentioned. As a reader the book made me feel like the new kid in class, the class has been ongoing for several weeks and now I'm trying to play catch up but never quite making it. I wish it had been more descriptive and took it's time to showcase the world Dacian lived in.
I was intrigued by the working of tattoos and them being inked and wanted to know more about the tiering system.