I wanted to like this book, I really did. The only books by Valente I have read are the Fairyland series, which I love. I guess this would be her first 'adult' book I have tried of hers. And I really didn't care for it. The story is sometimes vague and choppy. At times it almost feels like an outline of a story that's waiting to be fleshed out more.
I'm not sure if this is just her style and the Fairyland books are different or what. It makes me hesitant to try her other books.