I've read two books so far out of the series and I guess I'll stick to that from now on. This movies was garbage, parts of the plot were dramatically changed from the book, the movie was very rushed. They took characters from the book and completely omitted them from the movie such as Marion, the three old sisters,thelma and how Sarafine splits from Mrs. Lincoln...it was just DIFFERENT. Macon's fight with his brother was completely removed. I'm usually not too picky when movies are drafted from books because there are always MINOR changes but this was just too much. The movie was rushed and a waste of my money, I wouldn't recommend going to see it all, i'm upset I wasted my money.