The Merchant of Death - D.J. MacHale
I'm reading the series because my sister really wanted me to. Honestly, it was closer to 3.5 stars, especially towards the end, but I didn't feel like rounding up.

It's not bad, just nothing special, although I've been informed it gets a lot better. I hope that's true! My main issue with it was that all of the major female characters were warrior/sports-y types who were always rude to the heroes and, I'm pretty tired of that archetype.