Tracy I would say no, for two reasons. First, my philosophy is, don't read books you aren't that into. If you didn't like it that much, why bother? There are so many books out there to enjoy, find one you do like instead. Who cares if it is popular? Second, the pace doesn't really change that much. There are some changes in the intensity of the action, especially towards the end, but the pace doesn't really change that much. You still end up going back and forth between perspectives, even at the end. So if you didn't like the pace at the beginning, you won't like it later.