While I still enjoyed this book a lot and devoured it quickly, it lost just a little of the magic of the first one.
I enjoyed seeing the inside of the other factions, but I almost wish I could have seen what they were like before all the chaos and war pretty much tore them apart.
I also wasn't a huge fan of the ending, it all wrapped up a bit too easily and like some others, I didnt feel all that shocked with the reveal of the big "secret".
I also hate hate hate books, movies etc that end on a cliffhanger. Your product should be able to stand on its own if its good, you shouldn't need to read/watch the previous or following book/movie.
Still a great read and higly recommended despite what sounds like a negative review. I only commented on the things that bothered me because its hard to not compare to the original and all the things I liked that are still in this book I mentioned in my last review.