I give this a 9 overall due to it was a great read. Plenty of story to keep you entertained and enthralled with the characters and their world but not so much story that it fries your brain. The art was well done for it's intended audience (13+). And I personally really enjoyed and liked most of the characters, even the bad guys. It's one of those series that made me anxious to read the next chapter once it got going. I say "get going" because like with all good stories it takes the first few chapters to get you acquainted with the characters. But what really stood out for me is that I have read, watched, and played more "peeks of life" then I could ever count, and this was one of the very few (less then 5) that while reading it, I got choked up and teary eyed. A great series. I highly recommend it.