I really enjoyed the mixing of fairy tale into a modern day setting, though I felt I lost something of the modern setting by never having been to those cities since it made no difference to me where the Lord's Court was etc.
Another thing I like about these books is the realistic, but strong female characters, and the good friendships. I enjoyed the plot of the first book and thought it was very nicely done. The second book, on the other hand, seemed to meander and never did what the blurb on the back promised. I felt it needed a bit more fleshing out. Still, all your favourite characters are there, and new ones are finding their paths so it's still enjoyable in the long run.