I chose this book as something different to read and to see if it would be something my 12 year old daughter would enjoy as well, she loves the Percy Jackson series so I thought this might be up her alley. I loved it! Could not put it down! Had to actually buy my first online books on smashwords so I could read the rest of the trilogy! It was more than I expected and was pleasantly surprised! It is fast paced, the characters have a good amount of depth, though I would have liked to know more about Leo/Lain, and you can't help but sympathize with them and their plight. I plan to charge up the iPad and hand it off to my daughter and see what she thinks next....we shall see!
One word of advice, make sure you have the next two books before you finish this one, or you will regret it!