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I think the premise of the book might have been better than the book itself, but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it. Buckley's prose is pretty clunky in parts, and there are a few WTF moments in the plot, but overall the book was funny, inventive, and fun to read. Personally, I'd borrow it from the library or wait for the paperback version to come out, rather than paying $25 for the hardback. But it's certainly worth reading, however you choose to do it.
This is a fantastic book and I'm amazed at Gennifer Choldenko's talent. The narrative voice really pops out and is so distinctive, unique, and interesting (not to mention funny). It's historical fiction, which I usually avoid like poison oak, but I couldn't be happier I read this. The plot was really intriguing, and have I mentioned how much I love the voice?