I found the start of this to be a little draggy/confusing - some of the characters really look too much alike!! However, the pace picked up and I found myself fascinated with Emma's newest situation. It still feels kind of like reading soap opera fluff, but a little fluff never hurt anyone, right? Another thing I've come to really anticipate is the author/illustrator's goofy little biographical strip at the end of each volume. Moving on to volume 4!