The problem with Bella Forrest is that she is, now and again, ‘over-inspired’ by other series. The ‘point-system’ seems to be lifted straight from Harry Potter, and there are other elements that seem… too unoriginal. There’s also a a hint of Mary Sue, and the third book is so driven by love affairs that the story suffers from it.
This is a YA series with a strong romance component. Hmmm. Perhaps even more a New Adult or Adult, but not for those looking for complexity.
Handle with care.
(Dapper / TellTales #112)