Half-Off Rangarok leaves off of Verity’s adventures for a spell and visits her brother, Alex, in Ohio.
Frankly this book was great and not so great, but it still gets an Awesome! for one fact: it is well written, the characters are good, etc. It just was as fun for me as the ones about Verity have been. Alex, frankly, isn’t as interesting a person, he doesn’t interact with the Aeslin Mice enough, and I miss Istas.
That said, I found the writing superb, and Shelby was a pretty interesting person. We learn about a few more interesting cryptids, etc.
Honestly, if you’re like me, and characters have a lot to do with your enjoyment of a story you may want to snag the sample off Amazon, iBooks, or whichever before you lay your $7.99 on the table; just to be sure this one will be enjoyable enough, or if you’ll want to look out for a chance to grab it on sale, second-hand, etc. Frankly, it’s worth getting and with 5 books contracted and 10 planned it’ll probably be worthwhile to read it.
If you just like a well told story, characters be damned, grab it.
If you like characters who are well done, but nothing particular about any given character strikes your fancy except that they’re well done, grab it.