I think most other people were right when they say that this book really helps you understand what's going on in this universe. There were parts of the first book that really confused me with the magic, the tech and all the other things that weren't fully explained. This book, I got a better idea of what was going on and I actually really enjoyed it. What I like about them is their unique perspective on things like vampires and shifters. But god damn it, I want some information about Kate! I feel so in the dark about her. Grrrrr. On to the next book.