I went through this thread on this question asking about a text on number theory, but my question is slightly different.
I was looking for a short and sweet book on elementary number theory. I don't need it to be a definitive treatise on number theory. I just need to have book which covers enough material to advance to algebraic number theory. I have looked at the books by Niven-Zuckerman-Montgomery and the Jones' and the one by Burton. All of them were very readable and I would like to read at least one of them at some point. For now, I would just like a book (say 100 pages long) which can get me acquainted with most of the material needed for algebraic number theory. Basically there is a course on algebraic number theory that I wish to take which begins in a month's time and I have not done enough elementary number theory.