My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I read Wicked in college in the heyday of the stage show, and added the rest of the series to my to-read list then. I don’t think I was blown away by Wicked, which is why I just put the rest on the to-read list, rather than diving into it right when I finished. I really wasn’t that impressed with this one. Nothing really happened until I was 3/4 through with the book. Otherwise it was a bunch of teen whining, “I don’t know what to do with myself!” However, the fantasy world Maguire creates is very enchanting and even involves dragons in this one! So overall, “meh.” Certainly not one I’ll purchase or read again, but if you’re going on a long trip that will have some good scenery to look at when you get bored of reading, this would do the job credibly.