This book was nowhere near as good as I remembered it being. Part of that is, I think, because I very much enjoyed the first book on both 1st and 2nd read-throughs; and the second book just didn't hold up. The things that were bad in the first book were magnified here, and the things that were good in the first weren't done so well in the second.
Don't get me wrong: I still liked reading this one. I'm invested in the characters and I'd really like to see the third book (if it ever shows :D ). It says something for the main character that even though I found this book not objectively as good as the first, I still want to find out the rest of her story.
It just...wasn't quite there for me.