I guess this book is a win/loose kind of read. First off: the author(s) trying to be teenager-y was sometimes WAY too much to handle. But then again, I did like it a lot more than Twilight. At least in this book, there are words I didnt know, unlike Twilight (which a second grader could read and understand.) I ended up actually really liking this series, the thought of this whole alternate world is intriguing to me.