I really enjoyed the meat of this story. Once I got past the world building and really descriptive parts, the basis of everything is just perfect for a page-turner. I liked all of the characters and really hope the story is continued. This is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys detailed books of fantasy but based somewhat in our reality. I can see where this would make a wonderful movie. The story of Katsa and Po is the best sort of new fairy tales that are available today. Katsa is a strong female point of view and the fact that she is the warrior just puts a great spin on the princess gets her prince. There are some sexual references in the book, so it is best kept to older teens.