It took me about half the book to really get into it and understand the whole order of things. I liked the Philipino mythology, which I knew nothing about. So it was nice learning something new :) the whole book was a bit of a mess, everything flung every which way. Sometimes it was a memory others it was a flashback and then the rest present. But the transitions weren't that smooth so about half the time I wasn't sure what the hell was really going on. Still since it was so short I still enjoyed it and started immediately reading the second one. It does end in a kind of cliffhanger.