Welll... although I really dislike the characterization of women who struggle with any type of emotional turmoil as "PMS-ey," since if I may be completely honest it seems a little sexist to me, I will admit I can sort of understand your sentiment here. I had difficulty sympathizing with Jaina, and Cunningham definitely is a fangirl. Almost every female EU character has been accused of being a Mary Sue at one point or another, when portrayed by one author or another, but I think Dark Journey displayed some of the worst Mary Sue characterizations of the saga. Both Jaina and Tenel Ka are portrayed in rather bizarre ways. I think there may have been single sentences in the book in which both the jaw-dropping beauty of the girls and their superhuman, rippling muscles were referenced at the same time. Some of it was a little much for me. This was not my favorite NJO book.