I went back and forth about posting my review, because I did stumble over several, fairly large, plot divots (I love this series too much to call them plot holes) while reading this book that have not yet been addressed in other reviews. But this is my favorite fantasy series, and the author is such an awesome person—I just don’t have the ♥ to do it. I will go to the source and hopefully get my questions answered (or I will just be very lost when Book 7 is released). I would give EXPEL 2.5 stars if half-star ratings were allowed, but I’m going to stay within the parameters provided (I like following the rules...most of the time). I’m just going to give it a solid 3 and then exit stage left lol.