I don't think it's the book's fault that I wasn't feeling it this time. I just wasn't in the mood for whimsy (and the beginnings of these books are all frustratingly similar). I know this because in between whimsical metaphors (which there were a lot of), parts were like OOMPH and punched me right in the neck. But it was due back to the library two days ago so it was either rush through or not at all. Guess which one I chose. Ah, well. If there's another, I'm sure I'll be back.