I bought this book sight unseen from Amazon and I am very pleased with it. I love faux gems and the reviews indicated that there were ideas for new stones. There are a quite a few stones that I have seen nowhere else, and I own most of the polymer clay books.
They did something unusual in that they added a story to the book. There are a number of pages of story at the beginning of the book and an epilogue. Mixed in with the projects, they have snippets of conversation between the two characters giving tips about the project.
They don't have pages of basic polymer clay instructions, which is nice, since that information is readily available elsewhere, so I don't consider this a beginner book.