I read all kinds of books (one of my friends jokes that I will read anything that holds still long enough), but sci fi/fantasy is my favorite. I also love books on anthropology and archaeology and other sciences.
This book wasn't too much better than Eragon. The characters got more fleshed out; however, the plot was much to be desired. The situation with the new rider was quite predictable, as was the return of Galbatorix's army to Carvahall. I think it's time to read something a little more serious.