I loved the premise of this story and couldn't wait to read it but from the first page I couldn't get used to the writing style. I'm not used to present tense or having someone pretty much "tell" me an entire story. I couldn't share any emotions with the characters because she didn't show us any--she told me many times but didn't show me at all. I also didn't understand why we had to jump around in time so much. Almost every chapter we were either years forward or jumping years back, it became very disconcerting.
This book could have been fantastic if it was in the usual past tense and the author showed me the character's actions and emotions instead of constantly summing up what was going on.