I bought this series because I was bored at lunch and it was too dark to read a normal book. I'm very glad I did. It was cute and enrapturing.
I wish I could only take away a fraction of the fifth star for the discrepancies that removed me from the immersion briefly. As this series also including fantastical creatures and impossible events, the incorrect information involving the snakes isn't actually that huge a deal, but they were there.
Overall, though, very good read.