In light of all the hype, I had to have a look at Ms. Hocking’s work. It is indeed a $0.99 book, which is to say, I did not finish it. I got about 50 pages in and I was boooored. There was too much hinting and hawing and high school, and nothing paranormal or interesting. This is why Twilight bores the crap out of me too, btw. I expect paranormal stuff to happen in a paranormal book.
There was a lot of talk of the heroine’s diet, which was odd and full of plain yogurt and jello. I found myself wondering if she was autistic, and if so, that would have made her more interesting - a metaphor of how an autistic person feels like a changeling in a neurotypical world is a book I think I’d be into and read - but that’s not where the book went, and I gave up.
I do think with a proper editor her work might be more readable, but I would give this series a pass. Her prose is simple and direct, which is probably why it’s popular. It’s easy to read, but this is why I do not want $0.99 to be the price of an eBook. I need a better polished book than this. There are good self-published titles - I am enjoying the Nadia Lee book that I got, for example, and I will have to give A Happily Ever After of Her Own a proper review. All that said, I don’t feel comfortable giving this review a letter grade, because I didn’t finish it.
Final analysis: DNF