ETA: On second reading I'm bumping this up to four star.
I am still digesting it. The opening pages were so familiar that I couldn't get over the feeling I've read them before. Which was bizarre since I'm positive I haven't. Anyway, as I moved along I got caught up in the story. I did enjoy it very much until right at the end. After the games I felt it became very rushed as if it was a sudden need to get to the next book. Maybe it was intentional to show the head spinning drop back into the real world for the main characters. It did leave me feeling a little dissatisfied and I'm glad I have the next book here to move on to straight away. I think if I had to wait for the next installment I wouldn't have kept reading.