Unfortunately, I have to agree with the previous one-star rating, because the writing is so uncomfortably formal it's nearly impossible to enjoy. The author doesn't use contractions in exposition OR dialogue, and there's very little variation in sentence structure.
I'd recommend to the author that she re-read her favorite authors and analyze closely how they create real-life dialogue, communicate internal emotions and describe settings without an excess of adjectives. Ask book-loving friends to be your "beta readers" and give you *honest* feedback. The ideas are there, but the execution needs a lot of work.