I wish I could give it more stars, I really do. The story is wonderful, the idea is fascinating. The execution is lacking, I think. The writing was too heavy, too much emphasis on the history and theory. I'm sure that could have been a little less "annoying". Also, the changes in POVs, especially mid-chapter, were confusing and disorienting. I will be reading the next book in the series, but mostly to follow up with the story and less for enjoying the writing. But hey, maybe that would improve.