When I first saw that the main character's name was AMERICA SINGER, I was already hesitant to touch it. I mean, if you're going to name your character, try to at least name it better? :/ America Singer is just horrible. That's my nitpick for the day.
In any case, this book is not for me at all. I was able to get to 20% of it before I gave up. My friend warned me about this -- I should've listened to her (I shall follow your advice from now on, Kureha). I didn't like the writing very well. The prose bored me to tears. Everything felt "trying hard" and "forced". Everything didn't come natural. I wish I can be nicer about it, but this is as "nice" as it can get. It really was boring. Period. For me, anyway.
It's too bad, really. The cover was nice. What a waste :/