I ended up really liking the story and the School. The characters at times bothered me, as Sophie seemed too damsel in distress and Agatha seemed too attached to Sophie. I also did not like Tedros at all. He was the typical jerk prince who felt he needed to save "the princess," who could not possibly save herself, even though she had saved him on more than one occasion. I did like the relationship between the two girls and was surprised by the ending. I managed to finish most of the book in one day and even stayed up late finishing it. I like Soman's writing style and world-building and did come to like the two main female characters as well as some of the secondary characters. The School and magical world were well developed and I feel like the characters will be more developed as the series progresses. I definitely want to read the rest of the series and see where he takes the story. The ending is not necessarily a cliff-hanger, but it does kind of leave things open. 4 cups of cocoa and a good twist on the ideas of Good and Evil.