I finished reading this book about an hour before we headed to the theater to go see the movie last night. I had to rush and read for a few hours straight after work, but it was probably one of the best things I ever did.
I was determined not to miss the boat on this one. I have notoriously missed most of the fads in my life, except for Lost because Lost was amazing. Whenever people started talking about Harry Potter or Twilight (not that I really regret turning my nose up at the Twilight bandwagon), I was automatically the lame person in the room who hadn't read the books or seen the movies.
I have to admit that I have never really been attracted to fads, but I decided to give this one a chance in order to break my cycle of lameness. I confess, it was AWESOME. It took me back to my days of Lost obsession, transporting me into a crazy, imaginative world where anything can happen. getting emotionally invested in the characters. my heart pounding with fear and excitement. the elevated moments. both the book and the movie were highly entertaining.
I can't wait to read the next book, see the next movie, and steadily watch my coolness-meter go up.