I had mixed feelings about this book. I loved the concept of the book, but the writing was very literary and lacking in any kind of tension that one would expect from the description of the plot. I wasn't really sold on the motivation--or lack of motivation--of the villain, and I never really connected with the heroine of the story. The last few chapters finally kicked the action (and the tension) into high gear, so the book ended well. The rest, though, was just so-so.