The beginning was a bit slow, but it eventually picked up and I was able to lose myself in Sorcha's story. I admired her determination to persevere even though the odds were stacked against her. I thought her brothers became quite overbearing at the end of the book. If she was able to fend for herself for the majority of the book, I guess I don't understand why she was so willing to allow them to dictate her life after she saved them from living the rest of their lives as swans. I plan on reading the second book, but I will probably wait a couple of months.