Initial Reaction:It's not you, it's me.EDIT 9/16/12: Listening to this on audiobook. Maybe I'll enjoy it more? (So far I am!)EDIT 10/4/12: Too much schoolwork. This book just doesn't want to get finished by me. BUT IT WILL! Eventually :)Final Reaction: It's been a LONG journey with this book. Upon first reading it I didn't like the book, but when I listened to the audiobook my opinion changed COMPLETELY. Seriously, if you have had any doubts about this book, try the audio out, the narrator is absolutely fantastic. Although not perfect, I thoroughly enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone and look forward to the sequel (hopefully narrated by the same person!) 4.5 stars!