While this is the first book in a series, I spent most of the book feeling like I had jumped in in the middle of a story, trying to figure out what in the heck was going on. It's about magicians, who can control thoughts, dreams, and actions by just touching your skin. Lots going on, and I felt like I didn't really get with the program until the very end. That being said, its sequel (Red Glove) is on my "to read" list.
For more complete reviews, check out I'd Rather Be Reading and Bookshelves of Doom.