I love YA series, and a coworker recommended this to me after telling me how amazing it was. Now about the book, it definitely wasn't my favorite. It was actually really hard to get through it to be completely honest. The momentum didn't start building up until I was over 300 pages in and I felt like the main character didn't really have much contribution to anything of major importance. Usually when I start a series, I'll see it through to the end, but I don't see myself reading the other three books in the series.