You know when you a fan of a series and the new book comes out and you just can't put it down? That's what this book is for me. I read this with the same voracity as I read the last three Harry Potter books when they came out. I ignored assignments, tests, work, just to finish this.
It did not disappoint. In fact, I feel like re-reading the last five books while I anticipate the next book coming out.
If you're familiar with the series, this book delivers the usual witty banter, adventure, and action with enough explosions to become a Michael Bay movie. Although this is set in a steampunk era, the focus is not on the steampunk so much as the politics, magic, action, and plot--a fact which I love.
However, if you have not read the first five books in the series, I highly encourage you to do so.