It took me forever to almost
get through this book. I was about 90% through when we got to the reveal that I was anticipating and dreading. When that happened, the ick factor just made it that much harder for me to care about the characters (which I was having a difficult time with in the first place). I was curious if the story would get any better with the next two books, but didn't want to invest the time or money into reading them, so I read plot summaries online, and decided that I made the right decision. The final book's resolution still wasn't enough to make me want to read it and the second book.