I adore this book. Quite honestly, I was iffy on the series after the first one: a fan, but not blown away, and a little curious as to why so many people were so much in awe of the trilogy, because it just seemed really good, not awe-worthy, not the kind of book you can't put down. After this...I understand it all. There were a handful of moments in here where I finished reading and had literally forgotten that I was sitting in the real world reading a book and not caught inside this world. To me, that is the mark of a GREAT book. To anyone who hasn't read this book or the first in the trilogy yet: GO READ NOW!