The beginning wasn't good. It made me want to put the book down. There was just so much going on that couldn't been shown and had to be told, so it was a complete data dump. The end picked up. Although, a little awkward, it got more and more interesting. I'm curious to see where it goes and will give book 2 a try. Maybe it'll start moving, but since the world she's written is so overly complex, it might just end up being the same. What the book does have going for it happens to be interesting characters. It's for them that I'm willing to give this series a second chance.