I'm not quite sure what I expected before reading the first look, but this definitely was not it. I'm not surprised in a bad way - quite the opposite, actually. Right away the book caught me off guard and I loved it. The cover is gorgeous and has an almost whimsical appearance, which is what originally drew me in.
I started reading the first look without actually looking at the summary, which is probably why it took me by surprise reading chapter one. I do not regret it, though. If anything, I got even more into the book than I originally would have!
I have to compliment the author on her writing style; her writing flows so nicely and had me hooked right away. I love how descriptive her style is. Can't wait to read the rest of the book!