OK, so now I understand the high reviews. Once it got going it really was something different and fascinating. I’m always amazed how writers can fit everything together in these wonderfully weird worlds. If I was starring my review on the last half of the book I would give it higher rating, because I did not want to put it down – very captivating. I am glad I stuck it out - I’m hopeful the second book will jump right into the end of this books flow (by not having to set up this world). Otherwise not sure I’ll continue (I know I’m not patient – I’m an instant gratification girl). So my rating is lower due to the book not pick up real excitement till mid-way (for me).