Dulcie O'Neil is an idiot. For some reason this particular genre has a common type: stubborn, impulsive, overly emotional, with very poor judgment, an..Show More »d Dulcie just may be its poster child. She acts first and thinks later, ignoring both very good advice and flashing neon signs reading "Don't go in there!" The question isn't so much "how is she ever going to get out of this one," it's "how did she ever get herself into this one." And, that's just her professional side. She comes with as much emotional baggage as dysfunctional family of four. But, she is also highly principled and fiercely loyal to those she cares about. When she puts her own life on the line, it's to help and protect others.
The plots and other characters are interesting and, when Dulcie isn’t getting in her own way, there’s enough suspense to keep the reader engaged. By the third book, Great Hexpectations, it appears our little girl may be growing up. The narrator, Therese Plummer is very good and does a great job of bring all the characters to life.
All and all, I do recommend the series if you don’t mind periodically rolling your eyes and thinking, “For God’s sake, Dulcie, grow up!”
The only thing that saves this series is the excellent narration of Therese Plummer but even that became tedious.
I was enjoying the new, f..Show More »resh and fun feel of the characters and the concept of a tough, gun toting fairy. Somewhere along the way the series lost its tongue in cheek humour,
The main character also lost her basic intelligence developing that tiresome attitude that "I'm the only one who can fix things. It's always me, me, me. Oh Dear - oops. Did I do that? Oh well, everyone will forgive me in the end because I'm so cute and lovable and I always try to be good". I felt she needed a really good slap and so did everyone else in the book.
Give me a strong, smart, real woman (even if she is a fairy) as a main character.