Meh. I'll give it a 3 since I am undoubtedly going to read a couple of more books in the series, to give it a reasonable chance to ensnare me. If it doesn't I'll be back to reduce the rating to two stars. There was some pretty good snarkiness and there were brief moments when I thought it might eventually come up to the quality of Dresden, but n-o-t- yet. Still, I wasn't in love with Storm Front when I first read it, so we'll see.