I think my main problem with book (besides it being way too long) was that I had extremely high expectations. Sometimes this can be a total killer for me with books and movies....especially movies. I didn't love the main character Carmine. I thought he was way too disrespectful and it didn't set well with me. I also struggled with the reasoning of keeping Haven a secret. It totally didn't make sense to me on any level. I just didn't get it.