I was hesitant to pick up this book after I discovered that the library classifies it a "romance." I don't really see myself as a romance reader. But, I'd read and enjoyed the first in the series and so I borrowed the 2nd from the library and bought this, the third. I don't regret it. Someone may think these are "romance" books but I think they are humor and modern gothic pieces.
Marta Acosta is a funny and engaging writer. She has a great sense of word play and keeps me laughing not only at language tricks but also at the foibles of her characters. I wouldn't go so far as to say they have great depth, but they are complex. Acosta also gives Latinas a strong voice and reality that I haven't run across in other fiction. I just wish that there was a little less sex in the book so that I could recommend it without hesitation to middle and high school girls.
I was a little disappointed in the "discussion guide for book clubs" at the end of the book. The questions seemed sort of silly. I'm glad I continued reading, the "conversation with Marta Acosta" is worth reading through the book club section.