This book was way too mystical for me. I had read that it was dystopian but didn't see that until about halfway through the book when there was talk about the great book. This great book was very pivotal toward the end but I was lost/bored by then. If you removed the mysticism, it's pretty much a book about a group of young adults on a quest, while fighting evil.
What I liked about the book was the poetic descriptions of the desert and the desert life. I also liked the relationship between the main protagonist and her parents.