I really wanted to like this story. But I think my expectations were just too high? I liked the writing and I was all for the world building and the direction the plot seemed to be going, but somehow I wasn't able to get into it. Which sucks because this came to me recommended and I had another two people hoping I would enjoy this as they did. Unfortunately I just didn't connect with the characters and I don't feel the 'connection' between Spencer and his 'uncle' Rourke.
I've been told that it does begin to get better, but if I'm still struggling to feel any form of connection with the characters by 20%, then it's just not gonna happen.