I thought this book looked great, I even read some reviews, but I should have gone with my gut and passed it up.
This book has things I..Show More » love, female main characters, talking cats, other fantasy elements.
I could probably have enjoyed this book despite the lack of forward plot progression, and slow trickle of important scenes surrounded by a surfiet of gore. I could have gotten over it, if the main character, or any of the characters had been interesting, or even behaved consistently.
The main character seems to spend most of the book in tears and clinging to the men around her as she observes the action. Characters, including the main charcter are often described as being one type of person, only to behave completely differently. Non of these inconsistencies are explained even halfway into the book.
Important plot points are brought up in conversation only to be immediately disregarded while some unnecessary action takes place. All of the things that could have been interesting in the world created here, ghosts, talking cats, are not present in the story, they appear in glimpses.
Don't get this book unless you enjoy a lot of gore and weepy main characters.
Perhaps the author is going for some character growth, or something, but I'm 7 hours in and no one is growing everyone is just crying and bleeding and I'm bored.