Please don't count how many old "reviews" of mine say "review later", "more later", or variations thereupon. ... Actually, just ignore my blog until further notice.
I was worried I'd end up disliking this one when I first started it. I love Shannon Hale as a person and as a writer, so I didn't want that to be the case. Thankfully, the book picks up in a major way at the end of part one. If those first hundred pages were as good as the middle is now, it would get five stars.