I tried, I really really tried :/
I made it to 60% (barely) and it was either me or the book. Guess who had to go.
Originally I gave this book 1.75 stars. Let me correct that now. Book, you're demoted. 1 star. I was bored to tears by the pity fest and the long lists of who did what and where and only sometimes how they felt while doing it.
A warning: brush up on your French and German before you read this book.
I dislike the use of foreign languages without translation immensely, no matter if I know the language or not. It's disruptive and annoying. Worse, if the author gets the foreign language wrong.
But I get it, Johann is Austrian, he is a foreign element in this book, so it's OK for him to speak German, I guess.
Conny, tho? WTF? He is French. We know he speaks French even if it's written in English, cause - obvious reasons. So why does he switch from his (English) French and to (French) French within one paragraph? I know why - to annoy the crap out of us :(