Other thoughts on what has been previously said:
Quentin is a big *. I'm not sure if * is an okay word in this forum, but he is. Just a big all around jerk.
The fox thing also weirded me out beyond belief. Can you even imagine how awful it would be if you were in high school and turned into a fox and then had uncontrollable urges to bang your peers? I don't even want to go there. It seems like a cruel, cruel social experiment.
I loved the geese portion. I'm not sure how you guys felt about it but it was one of my favorite parts of the book.
The Beast is terrifying. He just gets more terrifying. What he says about picking the wrong one is that he should have eaten one of the four that become the kings/queens to prevent them from fulfilling their destiny. Also, how gross is it to have a human beast who eats people? It reminds me of Labyrinth when that gross thing that holds its eyes comes after them.
Honestly, Julia is one of my all time favorite literary characters. I don't want to give away what she does/becomes in the second book unless everyone agrees that they disliked this book enough to not read the second
...I wish and wish and wish.
I know I'm private, but I'll accept you I swear! You only have to request it.. *