I was expecting an indepth telling of the characters I loved from the movie and I found quite a different story.
I appreciated it anyway, at times more than the movie, at times wishing for more but I think the two complements each other.
It was interesting knowing more about Sophie's family, to discover she has magic too, meeting more complex characters; I wish the falling in love part was described in more detail, even with subtle hints, and not relegated to just a few sentences in the last chapter.
It would be great to read more about it in the following books but - based on the Q/A in the extra section of my copy - I think that's not going to happen, unfortunately.
I'll console myself watching the movie for the nth time!