3.5 stars if I could. Better than the last, but there are still aspects of her storytelling that I'm not a fan of. Question after question after question in a paragraph is reeeeeally irritating. Especially when it's done every other page. I'd also like to start getting some answers about the players in these books. Almost 1/2 through the series and she still hasn't revealed a great deal. Hopefully book three will be better yet.