My old review for this sucked so I'll attempt to sum up my thoughts in a slightly better way.Well, this book is kind of near and dear to my heart because I was reading it on the night right before my little brother was born. (Awww.) So, whenever I think of this book, I think of that. I also remember how it kept me up until like 3 in the morning because it was so scary and thrilling and awesome and whatnot. The ending was a bit frustrating, but ... oh well. Over all, this is a fantastic series with a fascinating blend of fantasy and history. The characters are compelling, the writing is great, yada yada.Also, Libba Bray is a super cool person. I met her over the summer and she was really nice. :) Also she signed my copy of this book. So, YAY!