I found this book more difficult to get into than the first, Annihilation, but pushed through as I want to finish the trilogy. Ultimately I'm glad I did. It has a very slow pace for a good chunk of the book and some of the elements seem confusing as to how they fit in/are relevant, but I suppose it's all just the style of storytelling. Although still not quite as compelling as Annihilation, it does get more interesting as you read further, so don't give up on it! I'm looking forward to seeing how the series wraps up with Acceptance.