I want to start off by saying that I didn't hate this book. But I didn't feel like I liked it as much as the first. I think this was partly my fault, I spent a long time taking breaks from this one so that I could read others. I got distracted from the SL a lot and when I went back to it I continued to wonder why they were still dragging on in the same settings. Jack is awesome as usual, also in the wrong place at the right time. Holly was irritating and flip floppy. The bad guys were interesting and very complex. I did enjoy this book and I will continue to read them, I just may take a break from the series for a while being that the other books in my queue are starting to accumulate more quickly.