DNF. Bizarre names. A heroine dumped into a world of supernatural creatures and within hours is happily accepting not only their existence but her place alongside them. Instant soul-sister bonds that the heroine can feel with no training just by being told the bond exists. Mystical creatures who are incapable of using contractions. Ugh. No thanks.
And just as an aside, does anyone actually refer to themselves, and their mother, as having dirty blonde hair? In my neck of the woods that sort of thing would be an insult, certainly not something you'd be thinking as you looked at a picture of your dead mother for the first time. Meh. YMMV.