I've been a devoted Rachel Marianna Morgan fan for a long time, eagerly awaiting the retelling of each step in her adventures. So, I was excited when Ever After became available, and couldn't wait to read it...until I got started. I can't quite articulate what it is, but this is the most boring and annoying thing I've read in awhile. I'm tired of the incessant summonings to demon court. I'm tired of Rachel's refrain of, "I know I should have done such-and-such, but I was too stupid and lazy to get it done." I'm tired of Rachel not growing up. Yeah, in her world, it's only been two years since the series started, but I know how much I can grow and learn in two years, and I don't have nearly the impetus to change that she has had. After yawning through the opening chapters, when I got the the part where Rachel is yanked, once again, into demon court, and rather than trying to find out what's going on, starts acting like mad kitten and spluttering, "but, Kusox is Up To Something!!!1!", I just couldn't go on. I think I'm just tired of protagonists who blunder their way through dangerous circumstances, overcoming all problems simply *because* they're the protagonist, and not because they think ahead, act effectively, and don't take stupid risks.
Sorry, Rachel, but we're through.