These books aren't the best written books on the face of the planet, but they are fun to read. I struggled getting into this one more than I did the first book. And as I continue through the series, I remember less and less of the story as I remember these first two books. Although it's not a book that makes me think or has the most thrilling story line or even is written all that well, it is enjoyable to read. And sometimes you just need to read a book because you want to not think and get away from your own world. And that's exactly what this book was.