I'd probably give this 3.5 stars. It was an easy read, but I didn't get completely into it until the last few chapters, when the pace really picked up. However, the first chapter of the next book was included at the end of this one and I really enjoyed that (and, since it ended on a cliffhanger, I was itching to know what happened next!) so I'll probably pick it up at some point. A decent first book and I think this series will grow on me.