Better than "Linger" but not nearly as good as "Shiver". It really is a huge disappointment that Maggie Stiefvater couldn't live up to the expectations she, herself, set in the first book. I think a part of it may be that she's just a tad too fond of open endings. Not that everything has to be tied up in nice little bows, but I do prefer that there aren't enough loose threads left hanging to risk the whole thing unravelling.Also, I found it a shame that I ended up being a lot more interested in Isabel and Cole than in Sam and Grace. The two latter had become caricatures of themselves, with their Great Tooby Love(TM) being the only thing that defined them. Isabel and Cole were a lot more complex and interesting.I did appreciate Grace's confrontation with her parents though. It was high overdue, even if there was a bit of it in "Linger" as well.