I was really looking forward to this one – it was nominated for a Hugo this year, I loved the short story she was nominated for last year, and I liked the short story she was nominated for this year. The book didn’t start well for me. It was interesting, and the premise is interesting, but the writing felt…amateurish. It got better (I think), but the book within a book thing took too long to pay off. I did eventually get hooked, but I found myself thinking about giving up on it a couple of times. If I had read it between the ages of 10 and 18, maybe, I probably would have loved it.