this has grown on me A LOT. I can kind of see *why* we had the slow start to which I objected. I still kind of object to it, and think it perhaps could be structured differently, but I get why the author chose to structure it the way she did.
after all the hype I am "kind a" disappointed in the eye-crossingly-difficult-to-read transliterated speech. Tanita Davis pulls off a similar dialect with so much more style and surety in Mare's War. Sighhhh... I am ALWAYS disappointed in books that get a lot of hype!