So, not the worse book I have read. Predictable yes. But not a terrible idea for a story. Why not bring magic into the real world. Does he need to live in a basement, wear the goth clothes etc. Perhaps not.Those things cheapen the idea I think. But then, had he been some slick well dressed dude, we would not have bought that either.I may not read on into the series, but then if I was looking for something to get me though until I find that next GREAT book, well its better than watching TLC!!