While i found most of this rather ridiculous, like Clair, our 17 year old protagonist, is James Bond on super miraculous, mentally and physically, performance enhancing drugs or something, it is still at the same time a rather enjoyable read. 12 days to get through 4 books isn’t too shabby for me so it obviously kept me turning the pages.
If you’re wanting a serious read then i would stay well clear. But if you’re wanting something that just passes away the hours without you taking it seriously then this might be for you. I think, ‘silly’ might be a good term to use in describing these books. But that’s not to use ‘silly’ in a bad way, sometimes a bit of ‘silly’ is a good thing in a world like ours — maybe we could all use a dose of ‘silly’ now and again.
The plus side is that the characters quite likeable, although the baddies always seem to be a complete bunch of buffoons while the goodies are simply incredible in every possible way — again, making one not take it at all too seriously.
Am i going to read the rest of the series? Yes, i’ll certainly come back for more at a later date when i’m in the mood for something silly like this. But right now i really do need to read something a bit more complex and beleiveable.