The writing is beautiful. The world building is superb. And that alone is why I'm not rating this (usually a DNF gets a 1-star from me). I think I just am not in the mood for a slow-paced novel right now. I've been reading it for over a MONTH. This is unheard of. I whiz through books. I would pick it up, read a few pages, think about how I felt like I was walking down the road with Tea, or seeing the bezoars right in front of me...and put it down, with no real compulsion felt to pick it up again.
Sadness. Because it is BEAUTIFUL. I will return one day to finish and write a full review.
Welp. My ARC expired before I finished this...which, considering I started it more than a month before the release date...says something.