I had a hard time putting #2 in the Across the Universe series down. I hate the writing formula that involves a character slowly eeking out an important secret that should just be told outright, but it definitely works for making the reader turn pages. I hate that I have to wait a year to read #3 in the series. This is why it's much better to read a series after the writer has finished writing rather than from the beginning. But the author has hooked me enough to want to pre-order ... and I'm not usually a series reader.