I’m sad to say, I didn’t like it.
I hadn’t read any of the books in the series, so I thought starting with this prequel would make sense. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I DNF’d at 20%, because nothing was really making sense, and because I hadn’t been grabbed and pulled into it by then. So many reviews rave about this series, but I just didn’t get what made other readers love it. To me, this means it’s not the book’s fault, it’s not a bad book, it just wasn’t the book for me. I found it confusing and hard to follow.