I started reading these series in March 2014, now is August 2014 and I finished book 8. *Starts sobbing* Derek, why? Why would you do this to me? *locks the emotions away in a jar* Okay, so...this is my all time favorite series!! And I'm not kidding. The structure of the story alone is amazing but the characters, oh the characters,,, If you don't count the fact that they are kick-ass and awesome and....and... *accidentally knocked the jar over and it smashes* No I cannot do this, I just can't. I had a mental break down while reading book eight and I still can't get over it. Sorry but you have to read the books for yourself, they are the most amazing books in the world!!