I thought the book was alright, it wasn't as spectacular as i thought it was going to be. I think this was because i have heard so many people rave about it that i had this idea of how fantastic it would be, only to be disappointed. Then again, maybe it's not my type of book?
Also, I felt that this book was like a preview for the second book; preparing the readers for what is to come. Maybe the second book will be better know that the reader has background knowledge.