IMHO it's cheating to add this to my "read" books, as I didn't finish it.
As I've said elsewhere, once I'm into a book I almost never put it down. It's like a personal challenge or something. Occasionally when I'm really, really struggling, limping through a book, resentful of every page, a good friend of mine will say, "it's OK to put it down unfinished." (Yeah, it's weird to need permission to stop reading part-way through, but that's me.) This is one where I regret every moment I wasted trying to read it, hoping at some point I'd get enthusiastic about it.
I'm not even sure what it was I disliked - it just seemed to ramble on and never get to the point. And since I love fantasy, which tends to meander somewhat anyway, you know it had to be bad for me to give up on it. I would also like to point out that I have never read any of Maguire's other books, so I'm not one who loved Wicked
, for instance, and wanted Lost
to be "another one, just like that." This just really didn't do it for me.