I don't want to give too much away about the book for people who haven't read the series. This is the second book and I wasn't sure about it at first. There are so many YA books that I feel I've grown out of. It had actually been quite some time since I read the first one but I didn't have too much difficulty remembering the storyline. I think that the author is a talented writer. The characters were portrayed very well. The main character is a very strong character but also manages to stay realistic for her age. The dialogue and descriptions were all great. As the book got closer to the end the events became more thrilling. The emotion and the suspense keep you on the edge of your seat. I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series.