OK, so this book was hyped like crazy before it came out back in the summer of 2013. EW was riding for it like crazy, so I preordered it and anxiously awaited its release. Once I got it I was going to start it right away until I read some bad reviews. Finally decided to give it a shot in December..........and it took me just over a month to get through! Way too wordy, with far too much "description" and not nearly enough action. I waded through pages of nothing at a time to get to a page or 2 actually worth reading. There are supposed to be a total of 7 books to this whole story and after the pain of getting through this one I will definitely not bother with any more! I will say that the last couple of chapters were much better, but not worth the time or trouble, IMHO.