So once I finally made it to the second half of this book (took almost two weeks, and that's forever for me) it got a lot better. The first half is slow moving and seems to be drawn out a bit. Overall I think it was a very original story. That was probably the best part for me. I think had it been better written (not that it was poorly written) with better pacing and flow, I would have felt a lot better about this story. It was good, but after my struggle with the first half, and how nicely everything was wrapped up in the end, I think I will leave the story here and not read the sequel.