I devoured this book in five hours I think.I liked the storytelling, it was no fuss, no embellishments and straight to the point. It's tough to keep things interesting what with the setting restricted to an island (a smoke monster-less one, thank God) and two characters but I never felt the story to drag or be sluggish. I loved the romantic aspect and the build up was evenly paced.I actually have no complaints but the latter parts left me wanting for... something. I don't know what but by the time I finished it, I was wondering what it was I'm missing. This is my first Garvis-Graves book so I don't really have an idea what to expect and perhaps there lies the root of my discontent: the anticipation without the payoff. With every page, my mind was wandering for the most horrible ending scenarios (I realize in the middle of all my speculation how truly jaded I've become as a reader... too much YA drama? Perhaps.) Still a satisfying, well-written, compact plot.