Quickie Review, for when I don't have a lot to say:
I really love faerie stories when they're superb. This one could have been, but just didn't quite do it for me. The characters felt a little flat, quite bland, and not people that I really cared about at any point. None of them ever really quite connected for me (except the Erleking in book 2. I liked him a lot.)
The biggest thing that really bugged me: Dana's parents. The whole awful parent theme kind of drives me crazy right now because it's SO done. Please, can we have a positive parental figure sometimes?
The story was okay. I neither loved, nor hated it. It was just okay for me. I did enjoy the story in book 2 a lot more, as I felt like it really picked up the pace. Maybe this book was more a 'setting the stage' type thing and that's why I didn't really get into it that much.
Overall, the lack of emotion and lack of character connections leave this one with 2 Eiffel Towers for me.