There are so many cliches in these books that it's scary. You have the petite, white heroine, the standard love triangle, and the mainy monochromatic cast of characters. This series could have been so much better, and the author completely lost it during the third book by throwing in the contrived love triangle. It was completely unnecessary and seemed to have been jammed in there to appeal to fans of other young adult novels.
This book series also was in desperate need of an editor. The misspellings were utterly ridiculous. There were also several instances of incorrect vocabulary. It would have been a little better had some of the misspelled words not been so central to the plot. I can't count the number of times the word "parkour" during the first book, and it was incredibly distracting to the plot of the story.