I found that this book was much improved to the first one. I felt that this book was more real. I think the pain, and devastation of the characters gave them more depth than they had in the first book. The author did a great job of pulling you into this gut wrenching tale that breaks your heart, yet leaves you with hope at the same time. I'm itching to see what comes next.
It was better than the first book. Characters had more depth and it was better written.