What an explosive adventure! And that ending! ASDFGHJKLLJJGFCJFUFUFYDTVJVFD HOLY CRAP!
That ending was a serious eye-opener!
This coming from a first-time reader to the series, I am definitely hooked! My biggest concern while reading this was that I wouldn't understand what was going on (after all, I was missing the events of a whole book!), but thankfully that didn't seem to be the case. The story definitely seems to pick up right where the previous one ended, but that's still okay, because the story read as though you walked into a crime scene, not knowing what happened, but your job is to figure it out as you go along.(Which was fantastic, by the way!!!!)
My number one question while reading this was, "Who the HELL is EVE???" And wouldn'tcha know it? My question gets revealed on the VERY LAST FRIGGIN PAGE OF THE BOOK!
(How could you do that to me, Sue?? Hooooow?????) I don't know if I'm upset or just simply mindblown from the revelation.
Note on the semantics of the book: writing, characters, plot, world-building, delivery, and finer stylistic elements all soooo well done. I was thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. <3 <3 <3 I love when para-worlds, alternate dimensions, and all that jazz come together in a believable and seamless way. Really makes my day -- and this book delivers on every note. I can only imagine how good the first book must be to get a sequel like this!
I'm going to try my hardest to get my hands on the first book and be on the lookout for the upcoming 3rd book in 2016!
I'd highly recommend this book, even if I haven't read any others in the series, to just about anyone who loves a good Sci-fi esque, fantasy, dystopian-esque, secret-war-going-on-behind-the-human's-backs-and-right-under-their-noses sort of book.