A couple chapters into this book, I was convinced that it was okay, but that I would not love it. I am happy to say I was wrong. I got completely absorbed in this story! I love all of the action in this book. Action always seems to make books move faster. Especially for me, because I refuse to stop reading until I am at a point where I know everyone is okay. All of the societies, guilds, etc. were very creative. It was a great idea for a story that kids young and old will enjoy. I know I did. The mystery aspect of the book really kept me interested as well. I loved the characters and how different they all were. I loved the love triangle (square actually). I felt like it added a lot to a story that otherwise was all just about the action and mystery. And the end is the perfect cliffhanger! I HAVE to read the second book now!