I'm sorry...I just can't agree with everyone on this series. I will say that the premiss is really good with tons of potential, but the writing style was horrendous. There were tons of awkward, run-on sentences, and repetitive phrases throughout the series. If I read "I took a deep breath" one more time, I'll scream! The vocabulary was very limited. The fight scenes were disappointing. There was tons of lead up to a battle, then the fight itself was only described in a paragraph or two. It seemed like this series was aimed at the pre-teen audience...except for the bedroom scenes, which I didn't feel added to the story. I really wish the author's writing maturity level was higher, as I think the series could have been so much better. I will give her other novellas a try...maybe they'll be better?