There is never going to be a 100% adaptation of a book to movie - it just is not possible, however this was just unbelieveably horrible! If you had not read the books, then you probably would have enjoyed the movie. Anyone who has read and enjoyed the books has to be mortified. I sat there wondering how Ms Garcia and Ms. Stohl could have allowed their wonderful book to have been so ruined. How do you take TWO of the main book characters and combine them into one? Everything was just off about this movie. I am not familiar with the actor who played Ethan Waite, so I do not know if that is truly his accent or it is a very poor attempt at a southern accent. Either way - his voice really annoyed me. It was overall VERY disappointing. I had hoped this book series would go to film and they would do a better job that the Twilight mess - but nope!