Had a ball watching the series on Netflix this past summer. It was sooo good and the season ended with such a cliff hanger I had to get the book to find out how it all ended and how she ended up fairing. Well, there are a lot of similar characters....but over all the series doesnt follow the book. and it isnt toomany times that i say this...but the Series is better then the book. lol. I mean, that;s to be expected because they have to embellish to MAKE a SERIES and keep people comming back. Overall i liked the book but i cant wait for the series to return over the summer.