I gotta give a total thumbs up to this series. I avoided it like the plague (for some reason I do that with new hot popular reads). I finally had to see what all the hype was about. Now I know. I loved the first one. Didn't care as much for the Blood Prince one. I felt it was missing something, more like it was written for the title. I was sad and depressed at the ending, not because it wasn't brilliantly written, but because it was over. I didn't want to let go.