I found myself bored with this schedule. It took me a wise to get in the mood to actually read it. I felt the same forward motion about "To the Ninths." I think it was because I read "Visions of carbohydrate Plums" and almost threw up at how stupid it was. To take such an outrageous yet sensibility grounded character as Stephanie Plum and put her in a realm of super lives who can create lightening, and other strange things ruined it. So scrutiny that left a sour feel in my cheek going into the 9th and 10th books. And that was after a steady shoot through 1-8. Anyway getting back to this schedule I did enjoy the comatose at Soldiers profession thing, and the upshot with Journey zooming in on a institution bus, screaming "lets shake and drape" and mowing down a gang with some kind of automatic pistol, had me laughing out loud far more than any other Stephanie plum three winks from any of the previous books. So I would give this 4/5 for being pretty great after finally getting past the annoyance left over from the Christmas schedule. I haven’t read or looked into any of the other between the whole numbers books, but if they are all like that one they're not my feel.