I am a big fan of Shannon Hale and in fact emailed her a request for this book to be offered on audible two weeks before it popped up. I love it when ..Show More »I can do that! This book is very different from her other novels. I am used to her flowing, poetic language and more of a slow build to her plots, so at first I felt like this book was rushed. But as it continued, I realized it was just very straight forward. I love the protagonist. She is smart and witty and brave and vulnerable and all around fantastic. My only wish is that it was longer. Hopefully she will return to this world and we can follow them through more adventures.