turning out to be an engaging YA Supernatural Thriller--certainly effortless to read. story actually ends at page 273, so I'm pretty far along. the so-called Winged Ones still lurking just out of sight--um, unless I've met some in disguise, which seems likely--but the village of Spencer has obviously been in their clutches for decades...if they exist. even if they don't, I would say Stephen could be in enough trouble anyway. fun book.