I stuck this book out hoping it would be redeemed in the later chapters, but it just kept getting worse. With the exception of Kiki, there was not a single likable character and the author writes about these pretentious characters in an equally pretentious style. None of this book rang true for me and it just felt like a dressed-up melodrama. I truly don't understand the high praise it has received.
It was hard to believe how many times the author repeated the same story without really bringing out any new information or perspective... I kept listening waiting for the big reveal that was obvious very early in the story. We finally got it at the very end, WITH NO RESOLUTION. How is it possible that the author decided to skip what actually ends up happening to the characters? I think it was because she couldn't achieve realism and a satisfying ending at the same time.
This story had so much potential; a great hook and some interesting characters, but the plot was very poorly presented and resolved.
Loved Time Travelers wife; hated this. Both the plot and characters were filled with wasted potential. The plot "twists" were predictable, and the characters thoroughly unlikeable and uninteresting. Even a "fantasy" story needs to have characters behaving in a believable fashion.
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