I definitely think that this book is destined to take it's place next to other greats like Ender's Game and the Hunger Games, although to be honest there were times I thought that the Hunger Games were tame compared to this book. The style of writing was quite different than other Young Adult novels that I have read in the last few years, much more adult in tone with nary a love triangle in sight! It had it's own unique tone and dialect that illustrates the differences between the classes/colours which adds that much more depth to the story and culture of the book. In fact the language used reminded me of something you would see in the Odyssey or the Iliad, with a poetical flair not found in most YA novels at all. What I loved most though was that there were some very strong female characters in this book, in fact some of the female characters were a lot tougher and more intelligent than the males. No damsels in distress in this novel.