All that said, I don't really like the book. I think this has to do with the protagonist vibing to me as a victim, despite her not being a wet noodle in scenes where most of us would be. Or, as jlighton put it about the final Harry Potter book, the protagonist fails to protagonize. Rightly or wrongly, I'm fed up with a certain kind of protagonist batted around by vast forces and not having the spine to walk away from it all.
This didn't seem to bug me in American Gods, and something similar to it did bug me in Anansi Boys, which is interesting.
Next: to figure out which book in the stack to grab now.