I'm on the last third of Bloodlines, yeah still, because it pissed me off and I had to take a break reading or I would have burnt it muttering voodoo curses.
Even though very enjoyable, it still feels like they have very ambitious and mature goals, yet still go for the easy cop-out too often. They're setting up these big angst-filled events and when they get to it they mostly go:
I hate you!
Yeah, I hate you too, let's shoot eachother now!
Fine, whatever, let's!
They are not balancing it very well... but neither did Lucas (in any of HIS movies, the movies handled by other directors have different dynamics), so I guess the phony imbalance between maturity and plastic goes hand in hand in the SW universe.
in vino veritas