OOOH. I read this book and I thought it was pretty good. Didn't realize they were making it a movie so soon. I haven't read the other books yet (I don't think they've been published? Or if they have, I didn't realize that either. lol) but I'm pretty sure it'll turn out well.
I just finished this today. I love Scott Westerfeld's work and wasn't disappointed. I found the combination of past events with futuristic technology/biology to be really fascinating. I'm not very good at blurbing, but I'll work on it.
The worldbuilding that went into it is INCREDIBLE, and I give a thousand props to Scott Westerfeld for it. However, pacing-wise I felt like the entire book was just an introduction, that the REAL conflict didn't begin until pretty much the end, and we'll have to wait for the next book to really get into things. So points off for that. However, the rockin' worldbuilding got so many points that the negative points for poor pacing hardly made a dent. Well worth reading, imo.