My basic issue with this book was, it was to rushed. Events were taking place to quickly and not being well defined. Then there were these huge time gaps with unaccountable time and then suddenly something would happen. I felt, I was being too hurried along through the story.
I liked Nad but I had a hard time connecting with him because sometimes this character seemed so shallow and superficial, and other times his overly emotional state seemed awkward and overly played. The dialogue between the characters themselves didn't seem to flow naturally either it sounded to "rehearsed."
This is a first book of a series I believe, and as the story progresses no doubt we will see the plot line and characters become more deeply developed.