I was looking forward to this, partially because of its promotion as "Harry Potter for adults," but didn't find it as riveting as I had hoped. There was to much borrowed from Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia, but yet it didn't have the level of detail that those books did. What it did have was bad language and adult situations and lots of drug use. It often felt like only a small part of the story was told and I wanted more details. Overall, it was worth reading and I want to read the sequel that is coming out today, but I don't feel I need to rush out and get it this minute.