I fear perhaps that Ward's writing is getting old quick for me. I enjoyed the story overall of Z, I only wish it wasn't hampered by immature writing moments, bad music mentions and the way Ward makes the brothers speak. I also cannot stand the lessers parts, they might as well not even be included. Why oh why must every character say "whatever" so often? It absolutely ruins what they were speaking of by immaturely dismissing comments and thoughts. This book was a blatant beauty and the beast retelling. I did really like Z's growth and Bella's character. I also really like the character of John, who was in this book more than expected. While overall enjoyable, the stories are starting to feel stale. I'll read the rest but I'm in no rush.