I really love this series for a lot of reasons. The kids lives are really realistic (if you don't count the town full of raging vampires) in that they have everyday problems like everyone else. School, jobs, insecurities. I also really like that there is always consequences for their actions. It a series full of great characters. Each one strong in their own way and each book is a lot of fun.This addition to the book wasn't my favorite of the series though. I started out a little slow and didn't really pick up to the normal Morganville action level until about 1/2 way through. The gang gets passes to go out of town so that Michael can record in Dallas. The beginning of the book was more about the teens emotions and insecurities, the action doesn't start until they leave town. It was alot of fun to see them out of their normal Morganville context and still finding trouble where ever they go! Only this group of kids could get into more trouble OUT of Morganville than they do IN it!!All in all, it was a good addition to the series, even if it did start out a little weak, and I'm as anxious as ever to see where the next book will take us.