It's not bad. I really liked the characters in this book and I'll forgive a lot if the characters are likeable. Overall I think the story is something of a rudderless ship. It's almost as if LH had a bunch of ideas left over from previous books and she decided to use them all up in this book. It's worth the effort if the price is right. If you found it for $5 on special in one of those book stalls you find in shopping centers, I would probably describe it as a good find.