plus I have heard the current Academy series books suck
written for a "young adult", fan of paranormal teen romance, "Twilight"-type demographic. How successful they are, we might have to hear from some young adult fans of paranormal teen romances.
I have all four but have only read one so far. It seemed okay, although I questioned some of the attitudes presented. Do we (or "young adults") really want to read about an intoxicated Cadet Gaila wandering the streets of a sleazy prart of San Francisco at night?