I really struggled with this one. I felt like I was reading the 2nd or 3rd book in a series as there seemed to be a lot of names and other references dropped without background or explanation. The worldbuilding and character development wasn't really there, and by the 20% mark I found myself wondering what the point of the story was. Yes we have our villain, but the whole plotline simply to expose and have a young group of teens overthrow him - and yet he wasn't built up in a way that made me understand his motivations or why he became who he was to the community either. At that point, I skipped to the 90% mark and finished the story at a speed read, and in all honesty, I didn't feel I missed any of the storyline. Maybe some more of the character development, but even that didn't seem to have changed.
While I have read and enjoyed other books by this author, sadly this one was not a book for me.