After having this book sitting on my "currently reading" shelf for 2 months, I am finally DNF-ing it with only 7% left.
The author gave away a huge spoiler in the last third of the book, which I really did not need or want. The ending is predictable as it is, given it's the first book in the series. I skimmed through the last pages and yep, there it was! Just the way I pictured it :/
This story got away from the author. Words overtook the plot. The characters rebelled and did whatever the heck they wanted, defying logic and common sense, especially when all was going to hell and everyone needed to run and save their lives. NO. They stood, glued to the most dangerous spot, staring in each others eyes, holding hands, sucking face, humping each other, professing all kinds of love or just being stand up comedians ('cause that works like a charm on bad guys - they die from laughter).In a few places the book got very Mary Calmes-ish and not in a good way.
OK, I've already spent enough time on this neverending book, I don't want to continue the agony of writing a long review about it.