*Edited* Downgraded my rating when I realized I've spent the past few days feeling increasingly creeped out by the way the romance was handled. Ugh.
Uneven in general, and the first half was much stronger than the second. And while I'm not often put off by a book's length, much of the length here comes from tiresome repetition of the POV character's thoughts.
There were so many moments where this book teetered at the edge of being something much greater than it ultimately is. But it never quite gets there.