Since stupid Amazon has taken the "Create Review" button off this item's page, here's mine here: SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT -What's sad about this book is it was so well written and then ended so badly. And now a movie of it is in the planning?! Hope it ends better than the book did. And the author is writing 2 more books to make it a series? Are you KIDDING me?! Who's left to write about?! He killed off all the interesting characters!! Rip off!
If by "Trrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll", you mean I find books with crappy endings disappointing, that's correct, I guess. But if you mean "troll", I think you have me confused with the lulzsec "people" and other hacker scum who are indeed trolls and you should direct your name calling at them. (If you could get them up out of their mommy's basement long enough to have a normal face-to-face conversation with, that is; probably would have to wait for a full moon, though.)
I felt the same way about the first book too, but I just finished an advanced copy of the second book and i liked it way more (though I hated the ending of that one too). Also, if you read this guy's interviews he says not to assume any of the characters are dead unless you actually see them die...
This book requires intelligence and thoughtfullness to read, oh and attention. So if you have ADD forget it. I could not put it down, even after I thought the book had practically started over with new characters and new story. It ties together and the writing is so good, so imaginative that I find it hard to find another book half as good. I will read The Twelve, but it is way too expensive for me right now, since it was just released.