A fascinating continuation to the series. I think I liked book #1 a tiny bit better, because in this one I could so clearly see the mistakes Sam was making, and just wanted to yell at him for it. I like that he's not perfect though - it makes him less Gary Stu'ish.The language is somewhat juvenile at times, but it works with the style of the book and helps set the atmosphere. That doesn't mean it isn't well-written though. I found it very engaging and even sinister in places. I also like reading an author who understands how to write a series - round off the small individual plot lines in each book, but let the larger plot unfold through the series. It makes me actually not mind not knowing how many books are in the series.