So much new was introduced, new characters and knowledge. As far as the love interested, I could tell it was going that way. It was the way things were meant to go for sure. I love both men so it's a hard one on the ol' heart. And the guy that lost, I'm really feeling it with him. In the case of the murderer, I didn't figure it out ahead of time. That doesn't happen often so great job! I really loved this series. It's the best YA I've read in a long time. I'm definitely going to be checking out the spin off.