Finding out that no one else in the group liked the book caused me to reflect on how tastes in fantasy and sci-fi tend to differ from person to person. On the whole I disliked the last book our group read, Gardens of the Moon -- there were some points where I really started to enjoy the book, but it was quickly killed by too rapid of a scene change (you never had a chance to develop a rapport with any of the characters), or a boring section, or the fact that the plot was complex and very confusing. Half the time I wasn't sure what was going on.
Dragon Prince, on the other hand, I thought had a nice flow to it. I also liked the political atmosphere of the fantasy world, which I thought was complex and interesting (but not so complex that I couldn't follow it). I liked and could relate to the characters, also, which helped. I suppose someone might think it was "floofy" in comparison to Gardens of the Moon, but I loved it, and really had a difficult time reading the other.
What about you? What kinds of fantasy and sci-fi novels do you enjoy, and what do you dislike or avoid?