Yay! I'm soooooo excited for this book. I went to my local bookstore today and tah-dah!-there it was. I find that a lot of books are actually available in stores a lot earlier than their release dates.
Unless they're highly anticpiated by a large mass of people (for example, anything Twilight affiliated-that's only ever avaliable on the date of release, never earlier.)
That's why I never pre-order books I'm really excited for because I know I can get it sooner if I actually buy it in person. So yeah, that's my little story... now I'm off to start it. :D