It was a decent book. I never got really into it, but read a chapter or two a night before bed over the course of a couple of weeks. It was sort of a perfect bedtime book, interesting enough to enjoy without being engrossing enough to keep me up. It was always easy to put down, but I was happy enough to pick it back up again.I'm intrigued by a couple of the subsequent stories. I doubt I'll read them all, but a couple of the siblings seem like they might have interesting stories.