I purchased Roseland: Series One after reading the first and second books in the story. The character of Ginger Mitchell, her unusual mother and Ginger's growing and helpful tribe of friends drew me in and kept me reading, while the non-stop nature of the stories kept me reading all the way through to the end. (After which I immediately bought series two, which I'm currently reading.) The author's writing style is brisk and humorous with just enough descriptive information to set the stage before the action begins again. The following will only make sense if you've read the books, but I can't help it, so forgive me. Pro tip: Grab the first book in the series for free. If you like it, go directly to Roseland Series One.
Book 1 starts out with a bang, figuratively speaking, but there is a reason for that. It helps explain Gingers personality a lot. This series follows Ginger as she goes back to her hometown and encounters several people that need her help, so after finding a well built sidekick they start taking on small injustices. As they continue to succeed they receive more pleas for help, and that's when the real fun begins. If you are someone who can't stand the F word then do not get this book.
These books will grab you, whip you around, and won't let go until there aren't any words left on the last page. And even then you will be trying to turn more pages hoping maybe, just maybe, the first chapter of the next series is hidden in the bonus material. Nope. Damn.
The stories start out kickass and fun but race toward dangerous startlingly fast. Ginger is a little bit Veronica Mars with daddy issues, fewer moral hang-ups, and a mom who is a not so friendly ghost. The situations she gets herself into are therefore far more interesting and often terrifying. Only it's ok, because Rhino is there, armed and looking fearsome.
After the shock of the first paragraph, I really liked these books. The main character is complex and compelling, and the storylines drew me and and made me keep reading until I had read the entire set, then immediately ordered the second set. I can't wait for the next installment.
A great start to a series that's full of interesting characters, amazing plot twists, disgustingly good cliffhangers and enough paranormal to keep things interesting. Don't read this before bed - you'll end up staying up for hours after you wanted to. Nights in a row. Not that I'd have actual proof of that... *coughs*