It is not that the book is outrageously bad it is just that it fizzles around spending waaaay too much time on soap opera style crap, emotional outbursts, romance a’la Hollywood etc. than on actually developing some real urban fantasy adventure story.
Personally I found this installment as enjoyable as the previous two. It is a fairly light read but it is a fun, youthful adventure story. Now that Victoria is loaded up with some new pain dealers what I would like to see in the next book is some serious elf kicking.