I enjoyed this, even in it's simplicity, but I'm a bit wary about the series. I know the urban fantasy genre isn't all that unique. You can read a dozen series and feel like you haven't read anything new. Seems like authors just aren't willing to take enough chances and keep doing what everyone else is doing. That's not my point though. My point is that there is a difference between following in everyone else's footsteps and taking details from other books and using them.
I can't with absolute certainty say that the later has happened in this series and I don't really want to say something so terrible about the author... but there were a few cases in this book where I felt things were a little too close to other novels. =