Waffled b/t 1 & 2 stars. So I'll give a 1.5.
Least favorite KA book by a mile. First half is depressing. Second half gets a lot better but went in the complete opposite direction to over-sweet where the heroine solves everyone's problems through sheer pluckiness, speechifying and a lot of cash. I also found the motivation of the main antagonist was just plain dumb.
I ended up skimming a lot.