Top critical review
Great story but she’s still stupid
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2020
What to love: great writing, great plot, great story (the whole series)
What is frustrating/idiotic: very little character development, very little intelligence happens, heroine is still a wimp AND stupid even after 3 books.
You would think a mildly intelligent being would arm themselves and learn some self defense instead of ignoring every survival skill homo sapiens has ever happened upon, knowing fully well that she is in an illegal contract, people are out to murder her, enemies are everywhere (humans and demons) for 3 entire books. There are plenty of fight scenes that our heroine gets into but just stands there and cries, gasps, and waits for somebody to rescue her. After 3 books of this behavior I am finding that she is too stupid to live.
She doesn't dress appropriately for missions (even though she has been told to), she doesn't even think to arm herself with the very least a knife, doesn't think about more defense spells (I think she has like, 2?) and doesn't bother to use those spells all that often. She just stands there and stares at the monsters fighting. Oh come on honey, you can at least pick up a rock and throw it a demon. She's completely helpless and infantilized - even teenagers know how to throw a rock FFS. It's like she's 5 years old until all of a sudden she's an adult with sexy chemistry towards her demon.
While I like most of the characters in the story, I do not like Robin. She's too one dimensional.