The characters: Audrey and her friends, Gideon and Tink, continue to be well developed, sassy and engaging. There is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Scooby gang quality to the interaction and dialogue that will keep readers of any age entertained. As a villain, Susannah is deliciously evil. I do believe readers will find the other adults continuously frustrating; however, this mirrors real life interacts that many teens face.
Overall evaluation: This is a strong follow up to the series debut. One strength is that the novel fits well within the series but can ultimately be read on its own without the reader losing too much information. The blend of romance, super abilities and the paranormal is refreshing. I would pair this series with that of Sanderson's 'Steelheart'.