The love story is first rate and realistic which I always like, and the character development was really phenomenal. I love both the heroin and the heroes. It's told from three different people's point of view. I also loved the idea behind Elantris itself. It's so interesting to read books with a writer's perspective. It's like taking a look into another writer's mind. Brian Sanderson has a very cool mind.
All in all, I was very impressed with it. It wasn't the type of book I had to sit down and read in one sitting because there was just too much to digest,(which was actually refreshing) but I was always thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. If you're looking for a good read, I recommend Elantris.