Top critical review
Better than the first one, but still not that great.
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2017
I liked the first book in this series okay, just enough to want to read this second book, but this was on my TBR for a long time after I read the first book. Since the third book is out and I'm at least somewhat interested in it, I wanted to read this second book to see if I liked it any better than the first one and see if I really wanted to commit to finishing the series or if I wouldn't bother. I did like it more than I remember liking the first one, it has a lot of action, though it can get surprisingly gory at times, there was a little bit of gore in the first book, but we're talking a big escalation from that here, I was really not expecting that, but I did like all the action scenes. I liked the characters, Colin was my favorite part, he was just so much fun and I loved him for it. Juliana was okay, though I would have maybe liked a little more depth to her and her situation, the motives behind her situation are mentioned here and there, but I got the feeling of them being a little bit too glossed over sometimes. Overall though I did like it more than the first one, it's still not exactly making my favorites list. I had thought that the first book might be good for younger readers, but I would not recommend this for anyone under 15, and I'm really not sure I would recommend this series just in general anymore. I might read the next one, but so far I'm not that impressed with this series.