Elaboration on a few points: she killed off the only character in the book that I really liked. She stuffed the pages with too many lies and contradictions and backfiring loyalties to keep up with (unless you care about keeping up with it, I suppose, which I didn't). There wasn't enough magic, or action, or mystery to the book--yes, I know I just said that I didn't keep up with it, but that was from too many knots and trip-over-the-branch points, not from a good, twirling mystery. Cypess' characters were flat and flavorless, the romance was unsuitable and horribly predictable, and the ending seriously annoyed me.
I didn't hate the book. It just didn't have enough to offer me.