Ringer was a mystery in the first novel, so it was nice to switch to her perspective at times in the second. The portion of the story that took place at the motel was a little slow. It seemed to just give the characters something meaningful to do while they waited for Evan to join them and once he did, something to continue doing while Ringer went through her ordeals.
Ringer’s plot-line was fascinating and emotional. Her character was developed and we were given a glimpse into her psyche. She is subjected to alterations that nearly killed her, but that’s not enough torment and her mental well-being is pushed as well. (view spoiler) I want to like and trust Razor throughout this book, but its difficult to figure him out. Thankfully in the end, he helps Ringer even if it causes more heartbreak in this story.
I am so glad that we were given a closer look at Poundcake. As one of the secondary characters, we knew next to nothing about him in book one. It was wonderful to get that memory of what happened to his family. It was heartbreaking and made worse by the fact that (view spoiler)
Many aren’t as impressed with this book and feel that it’s more of a bridge, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The conclusion was incredibly well written and emotional. I was so engrossed in the story that I forgot to take any notes while I was reading. The third book is highly anticipated and I will read it immediately.