My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.
I was reading this with a group, but I can't go any further. The plot idea was interesting, but the sentence structure screamed amateur at the beginning and has been getting significantly worse. Mostly over use of 'as' and 'had'.
A really gruesome scene at the end of a chapter badly told was the last straw. No impact because of the structure. I'm bored out of my mind and throwing in the towel on this one.