I just finished Bright of the Sky, the first in the series of The Entire and the Rose. I guess it's officially speculative fiction, but it's more just standard "the future will be different" sci-fi that then turns into that hazy sci-fi/fantasy when the main character, who is kind of a weirdly bland Mr. Perfect, goes to the alternate dimension that he's been to before, he just can't remember much about. It's really kind of a bland book, too: despite the main character being in another world that operates on completely different rules, and slowly remembering how it works, I felt like we only really got half of them. Hell, main descriptions of the world were completely ignored until the end chapters, it seemed. The author, Kay Kenyon, distributes description randomly, and sometimes only when it came into importance.
She also does this weird thing of switching the limited third-person between characters, sometimes with nothing more than a paragraph separating them. It didn't really hurt the narrative, it just sometimes felt like it didn't add anything at all. Like if a movie randomly shifted to following the fruit vendor for two minutes after James Bond blew through their shop, just to reassure you that they were okay.
In the end it was a book that I never looked forward to reading, but found myself enjoying whenever I was. I'm not sure if I'll finish the story with the other books, although I just might; I am a sucker for strained father-daughter relationships. I got this one for free, though, at my brother's recommendation, because it was on Amazon's free book download thing.
Shell the unshellable, crawl the uncrawlible.