I never know to say in these things. I guess that says something about me. I read a lot, write stories, and like books. I like a good debate. Nothing else is to say. :-)
There are many book that I read that are put in one section of the bookstore based on who the writer is and their history. The Fae series by Karen Moning is categorized as romance, but once you read it you realize that there is very little romance in it at all. It is put in romance because the author is known for her romance books...but this series is pure fantasy. The first book in the series I read last year, Darkfever.
This installment of the series answered a lot of the questions that came up in the first book. We get a bit more hints about Jericho: who he is, and what he isn't. But he still remains a big mystery. I enjoy how so many hints are thrown about Jericho but he still remains a question: what does he want? Is he a good guy because he is helping Mac, or is he only out for himself and cares nothing for her? Mac learns a bit more about how her powers work and how the Fae and the world of Fairy functions compared to her world, and she also meets a group of Side-seers that can help her learn more about her abilities and how they work.
But throughout the book she learns that she can't trust any of these people, because they are all after their own ends and each want to use her for different reasons. In this installment she becomes a bit more jaded and filled with vengeance about her sister, and she meets her match in that when an old enemy reappears and new enemies show up to replace those gotten rid of. And...despite this not having much romance...the relationship between Mac and Barrons is starting to show hints of something more perhaps coming, though there is nothing romantic about it. All in all it was a better read than the first, but the first contained more action. The ending of course...frustrated me..because now I must read the third book. Good thing it is out already.