It took me awhile to get into Dead to Me. I actually started it, put it down for another book after a chapter, and then picked it up again a few weeks later. Once I picked it up again though I stuck with it and it slowly grew on me. I didn't expect the Harry Potter-ish-ness of the world with bookcases that chase people and try to eat them, but I found it fun. It's no Dresden Files, but I'm interested to see how the series grows & what the next book will bring.