The Fifth Favor - Shelby Reed 3.5 stars Loved Adrian, he's the one who saved the book. I found Billie conflicting and inconsistent. I just couldn't get what was going on with her. So when you can't connect at all with the heroine, I think you've got a problem. Also the writing style at times was a bit too flowery for me. For these reasons I gave it only 3.5 stars.