I picked up this series because I got sucked into the TV show. I almost want to say I prefer the show (something that never happens). The book was all right but all the brand names/designers that were mentioned were done so in a way that seemed awkward. Every time a designer was mentioned it wasn't done in a natural way so it seemed really clunky and made me extra aware of that fact that it was dropped in specifically to drop in a designer name and not really to add to the story. If it was supposed to drive home that these girls are rich, it wasn't done very well. Still I'm interested in the mystery and will keep reading to find out what happens. I'm also purchasing the series for my library since everyone's been asking for them now that there is a TV show.