This first book of the series has caught my attention. Her story flows nicely for all ages. I recommend this for the young and old readers alike. I can't believe I have waited so long to start into this fantacy world -- I should have checked it out when I was in high school! I like the strong main character -- she is great. The secondary characters are interesting too and I hope to learn more about them as the series goes on. It made for a great read-aloud book.