I cannot believe I've never read these books before now. This book was published one year after I was born. I've heard about them for ages.
Anyway, I was thoroughly charmed by this book, and by Amelia, Emerson, Evelyn, and Walter. Amelia, though, in particular. I utterly adored her voice.
I have the second and third books on order, so hopefully I will be able to get back to this series soon.
Also, I believe (hope!) that my reading slump is over!