I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
I just couldn't bear the stupidity any longer.
I didn't feel with the heroine, she came across as stupid and immature and also too emotional.
The whole story line didn't work for me.
It had a very strong YA/NA feel to me - heroine is 19.
And I had to laugh internally every time I read the big bad baddie's name: Montes Lazuli - that sounded like a bad play on a semi-precious stone...also, just for the record: THAT IS NOT A TYPICAL FRENCH NAME.
Anyway, I was disappointed, liked "pestilence" a lot, but this wasn't for me.