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Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
I think this is one of those series that readers will either fall madly in love with or will walk away from shaking their heads. The highlights: genuinely dark, atmospheric world with scary things that go bump in both the day and the night. High stakes. A lot of things happening (ambushes, betrayal, hunting, running for one's life etc.). The sticking points for me: some pacing issues, difficulty truly engaging with any character but Silas (who, let's face it, rocks my face off), and for some reason, I had a hard time picturing the setting and events as they unfolded.

The book as a whole didn't quite come together for me the way I'd hoped it would, but I think readers who loved book one will probably enjoy this sequel. It's definitely worth taking a look at this series if you haven't tried it. You might join the "Madly In Love With This Series" camp. And Silas alone deserves an audience.
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