So I looked through my archives and figured out that it was WAY back in 2009 that I read the first three books in Lisa Lutz's Spellman family series. I really enjoyed them at the time because they were so different that other stuff I was reading.
This weekend I read #4, there are still two more in the series, and I enjoyed it just as much. That being said, it kind of felt like a TV series to me. The characters kind of do the same stuff and say the same things. The mysteries are new, and I can never quite figure them out, so that's good, but there isn't a lot of change. Actually in this book, Izzy and Rae both make some choices and appear to mature a bit. But for me, this was just sideline stuff, and almost felt forced. I realize I'm not really selling it. I like the Spellmans, the characters and their stories.
SO the bottom line is, this is a fun, light read. If you've read the other Spellmans, this will follow suit. If you haven't, I recommend you pick up The Spellman Files. I think you'll like it. Just beware of a few F-words that come out of left field.