For some reason, I just couldn't get into this book. There wasn't anything particularly bad about it, it just didn't capture my interest. It took me forever to finish because I kept picking up other books and finishing those ones first. That's when I know the book isn't working for me - when I have to look elsewhere for entertainment. All in all, it was written well, so maybe it was just timing and I was craving a different genre or something. I'll have to try book two later when I've given the series some distance.