I read this book back in the beginning of the year before the movie was released in hopes of seeing it in the theater. I was so excited the night I went to see it. But, what do you know? The movie was removed from my theater. It wasn't even out 2 weeks yet. Maybe not enough people went to see it? Anyway, I finally watched it in the beginning of this month. I enjoyed it quite a lot, though I've heard some pretty bad reviews. I thought it was a good movie, though I don't remember all the details from the book anymore since it's been so long. I loved the characters, especially Ridley. I think she was so cool and her clothes were fantastic. The way she was portrayed was amazing. I also thought Seraphina was pretty good as well as Lena and Ethan. I did recognize a couple of changes, especially in the ending. I typically think that if you look at this more like a movie rather than an adaptation, it will be much more enjoyable. I was actually a bit confused by the ending, because I wasn't sure exactly what happened. I can't even exactly explain it. The ending did leave an opening for another movie, though I'm not sure if the other movie is going to happen.
I really loved the book when I read it. I actually bought the boxed set with books 1, 2, and 3 because I was super excited to continue the series. Hopefully I'll be able to continue it soon before my brain get any foggier from what happened. I definitely suggest seeing the movie before you read the book, because it will be much more enjoyable, in my opinion.