(Review for the entire series)
Michael Scott is, to say the least, charming and intelligent. I was enchanted by his ability to take classical mythological creatures and weave them together into a complicated, vast universe. He is, truly, a talented writer. This is an excellent, very intelligent and well-designed series, although certainly a step away from my regular literary feasts.
This quickly became one of my favorite series, although I am NOT a YA fan. I haven't identified with a 15 year old character since I was 15 (imagine that!), but I found myself devouring this series. This brings me to my only apprehension in this series...
...sometimes, I really wanted to slap the crap out of the main characters (the twins). For fifteen year olds, the twins are too level headed and understanding. Although Scott does balance these moments with appropriate naïvety, they are TOO competent of people for 15 year olds.
And that's to be expected: an adult writing YA will never, ever be spot on. Adults think like adults - not 15 year olds. As well, no one would want to read a story about a regular 15 year old. We want the extraordinary to escape from our own ordinary. This series does just that.