The book started out with some promise, but it dragged on for way too long. I felt that it could have been told with the same effect in half the pages, resulting in my forgetting the promise this book had. The ending was a bit of a disappointment, and I'm not sure if I'm going to continue with this series. Over all the writing was okay and the story was okay. It wasn't spectacularly bad, but it wasn't spectacularly good either.