It's been awhile since any book has blown me away, but this book ... I heart it. I loved it so much I'm tempted to go out and buy all ten books without even reading them. It was so imaginative and unique. It definitely didn't fit the mold, which was great. The illustrations were amazing as well, really adding to the feel and "atmosphere" of the book. The only thing I would say is that it might be a little ... disturbing ... for children who are too young. I know it's a children's book, but there are some things that would probably be better for an audience who wasn't too squeamish (vomit, blood, carnivorous animals, etc.) All in all, I can't wait to get my hands on the next one!