So I finished Clash of Kings, and just started Storm of Swords. Very good beginning of the book. It seems that a part of book three bled into season two, while some of book two is going to bleed into season 3. Arya's story is a bit frustrating...in a good way. While I enjoyed her scenes with Tywin in the show, her story in the book is slightly different, but equally enjoyable imo.
based on first few chapters, season three is going to be awesome. Can't wait!
P.S. - Am I the only one that gets bored with Stannis, and Davos?