As the second book in this series, it marched in a sedate progression. The anticipated moment of development isn’t borne until the final five percent of the book. Aaaagh! That was frustrating. The plot focuses on Brianna’s fears, her continued internal drama, and leaves out any real action. I hung onto the little moments, like the party scene with Karl. In spite of all that, the ending delivered enough satisfaction that I’m forecasting a much faster paced third book. I await its release to find out.