So, I've started to read this novel (which I won't name to save hassle) which I think is a bit blah (but keeping at it) but all the reviews I've found give it 4 to 5 * ratings.

The 'original plot' I've read at least in five other similar novels. The characters are cliches (especially the female ones) and I don't think much of the 'sparkling prose'.

I'm starting to wonder if something has gone over my head?