I don't have the heart to give this 2 stars, I like this author too much but... I've been wanting to read this series for a looong time. However, I found myself having a really hard time getting into the story. I finally did a quarter in but still... I honestly don't know what was missing and maybe that's the problem. It wasn't the kind of story that was very memorable. Too many secrets. I felt like just as confused as Jack. The shocking ending wasn't that shocking to me. I saw it coming. The other odd part was that several times it would just be a laundry list of time passing except that when we as the reader were brought back into the book only a day passed. It confused me. Not giving up on the series but not as excited anymore.