Got to p. 124. I'm not giving up, but I am taking a break.
My first reaction to this was "I'm a little confused but it's interesting and I'm glad the a...moreGot to p. 124. I'm not giving up, but I am taking a break.
My first reaction to this was "I'm a little confused but it's interesting and I'm glad the author isn't info-dumping"
My next reaction was "ok, it's starting to make a bit more sense. I'm not fully engaging with any of the characters yet but it's still interesting and I like how the world is being unfolded"
Then I started wondering "How is the author going to wrap up this storyline in one book?" and checked the ending, only to discover that it's a cliffhanger.
So, I'm putting this aside until book 2 comes out (or until the series is complete, if book 2 also ends in a cliffhanger, assuming I remember). It's interesting but not enough for me to start another open-ended series. I have too many of those going right now and I find it irritating at the best of times.
Note 1: world-building based on Greek mythology
Note 2: There seems to be a running joke about the very tall heroine along the lines "I'm not fat, I'm big-boned" (Cartman from South Park) that comes uncomfortably close to fat-joke territory to me.
Note 3: The weird hair on the cover model fits the heroine, but I do not understand why she's wearing a schoolgirl-stripper outfit -- it doesn't match my understanding of the character at all. (less)