I thought that this book was a bit weaker than the first one. Mostly because of some of the choices Evie makes, which frankly made no good sense to me. I struggled with parts of the book but it did end on a strong note so I'm going to go ahead with the third book. I'd probably score these books higher but the author persists in trying to write regional accents when it's obvious that she doesn't really understand the voice patterns. A ya'll does not a southern accent make; and it's a bit annoying to read as it come across as quite bigoted.