I honestly thought I would enjoy this book much more than I actually did. For me, this was one of those books that I felt obligated to finish merely because I'd already committed so much time to it. I could have easily walked away at any moment, but was determined to finish. There was something missing. I never really fully connected with the characters. I love nothing more than being swept away to another place and time, but this book never managed to capture my imagination. At least the ending was decent ;p. I have the second book, but I doubt I'll end up reading it ... I'm ready to move on to something else.