I struggled at the beginning of the book. It took me about 1/3 of the way through the book before I really got into the story. The story seemed to flow better the longer I read. By the end of the book, I was hooked. Scapemaker is a fresh imaginative story that left me wanting more. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I am looking forward to getting the answers as to who the traiter is and whether Matthew is the one to defeat Nox.