Never in my life have I started a book and not been able to finish it; I'm just not built that way, I need to know how stories end or it drives me crazy...but this might be my everest. I'd give it 0 stars if it was possible. I stalled out at 25% into it and was never able to go back. The prologue interested me, but the beginning chapters were so clumsy and predictable that I was instantly bored. And honestly? I'm not much of a snob when it comes to books. There are lots of things I like purely for entertainment/fluff, even knowing they're not the most well-written things out there. This was just... not good, on any level. (And I feel bad saying that as clearly I am not very well-informed given I only got through a quarter of the book, but the fact that I can't bring myself to finish it is huge for me.) It is being shelved for now. Possibly permanently--or until my OCD kicks in and forces me to finish.