I didn't love it but I definitely didn't hate it either.
The book seemed sort of mundane during the first half - it gave you important information and brought up alot of questions but as the questions added up - none were answered.
The last 1/4 of the book had me hooked though and made my struggling through the first half worth it. Things started to make more sense and there was a lot of action. That is until the disappointment that Tristan throws on Kalista at the end, it seemed sudden and without reason.
One thing I wished for was a little clearer explanation of the Ylem and why it was so important. I am hoping that the second book will explain some of this and let us know why the insurgents are going to so much trouble to get it.
All that said, I am looking forward to continuing with this trilogy to answer those questions I still have.