Ok.. I am putting a series review as opposed to an individual story review.
I found this to be a fascinating series.
Its clear once you close the cover on the final tome, that the author had the entire story mapped out before she began to write the first novel.
The characters are complete, complex and compelling.. The wizarding world setting takes a back seat to the larger themes of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and to paraphrase a wonderful character, doing what is right, not what is easy.
I think for readers of all ages this is a glorious find, its truly a joy to dive into these books.
I also think that any book series that can expose people to the love of reading should be applauded by all.