I read this when I was twelve borderline thirteen. I love fantasy, and I found this inside of the house. It seemed to be interesting, so I gave it a shot. I wasn't let down! I absolutely loved this book, and I reread it all of the time! There is some kissing and violence, but the main character is very strong, even though she does have weaknesses. All in all, this is an awesome book and you should seriously devote some of your time to it! And don't forget to read the following three books, Captivate, Entice, and Endure.