I'm rounding up a bit in the rating because Benson pulls it together in the end. My typical reaction when I first start reading a Death's Daughter book is WTH? Really. They're not very well written, and the mythology and plot structure are just confusing. It's mindless entertainment that's depressed. For all of that, it's just good enough that I can finish them without feeling like I'm pushing the proverbial rock up the hill. So I keep reading and keep wondering why.