The characters are well developed too. The 'good guys' are good but not too good so that it ends up being super unrealistic and the bad guys are just bad enough that you can associate but not so bad that it's fantastical. They are all just regular people whom you can latch on to and go on the journey with, emotionally connected, and hope that y'all make it to the other side with very few wounds. As long as the author doesn't ruin it by killing a main character simply because they can, I am going to absolutely love this book. It's even something that both Hobbit and Peanut will enjoy so I'm sure I'll be passing it on.
What makes this book even better is that it is part of a series so I already have my hopes set on getting the other 4 - and to add to my nerdy love, the series is numbered as 1, 2, 2.5, 3, and 4... yep, there is a 2.5 which just makes my heart happy.
Time to get started on the day - make it great!