Well, I put off reading this series for over two years. Why? Because anything with that much press just couldn't possibly live up to the hype. Plus, I have never been a "trend" follower. LOL!I broke down and opened this night before last, when I couldn't sleep. I finished it last night as my eyes drifted. Yes, it was THAT good. I am almost ashamed to admit, not only that I liked it, but I liked it A LOT.