While I understand why some people did not like this book, I found it rather interesting. It is not typical of other books within this genre, and unlike many young adult books nowadays it does not involve vampires or werewolves (not that there is anything wrong with that necessarily). I did not find this book boring, but it was confusing at times simply because Ellis (the protagonist) has no idea what is going on. Much like other stories where amnesia, or memory loss in any form, is involved the story line comes in bits and pieces as Ellis tries to figure out what is going on, where she came from, and why she's now in Gamin. She's also wresting with memories of the past that come in fits and starts throughout the story and the knowledge that she knows certain people but she is not sure how she knows them. Thus far this appears to be a story about the struggle between good and evil, fantasy and reality with Ellis stuck squarely in the middle.