Trisha I found it a hard slog...but I am one of those people who still insists on finishing any book she starts!
Amanda Don't give up! It's one of the best series i've ever read. trust me its amazing. the best book is either 3 or 4 in my opinion. 4 being after.
Steve It gets a little better as it progresses, but not a whole lot. Of course the ending leaves you hanging since it is the first in a trilogy. I don't plan to read the rest of them.