A little slow at first, but it picks up the pace after a while. This book deserves a sequel!! Soooooo good! I think there are some names in the book that are (maybe? Kind of?) symbolic in the book. I mean, Letta's name sounds like the word letter and she's the wordsmith. Five stars and two thumbs up!! I read this book in two days and the book is over 350 pages long, it was that good! I would recommend to anyone who is willing to start slow-ish and work their way up to a good fast pace towards the end of the book. Second-to-last chapter is the climax of the story and you can really feel for Letta!