I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I was expecting another one of those "why did I read this?" YA novels, but the story is well-thought-out, and I found myself enjoying it instead of looking for the brain bleach to try to forget ever reading this.
It started out a little slow for me, but once it got going, I hadn't even realized I had read almost 3/4 of the book until I looked at the page numbers.
I'm looking forward to the sequel very much.