I was originally drawn to this from the artwork on the cover. Unlike most books I review, I'm allowed to judge this one by it's cover! Heidi Black's drawings were really awesome. Every page, the artwork stayed consistently awesome - and I am definitely going to have to check out more of her work.
The story line was also pretty interesting. There were maybe a few parts where I found the wording to be a bit off, but nothing bad.
I do wish it was longer - and I can't wait for the next installment to find out what happens.