i admit it - i purchased the HUMONGOUS edition with all 4 books combined, and proceeded to read the entire thing in one week. this is the type of series that i literally COULD NOT PUT DOWN. its like fanfic, only better. a complete alternate future for buffy and the gang, darker and more twisted. the entire thing, from beginning to end, is brilliant. i am so thankful that i got to this series when the magna edition was available, because i would have been in agony waiting in between books.