This one was better than the first. But I do have to admit I'm rubbed the wrong way about some aspects. I find the pattern of Rose pining over Dimitri odd. Not the relationship itself but how it's being told in the book. The conversations between the two are minimal in the first two books and at the end Dimitri pours his heart out for a brief second and then it's back to silent, and brooding again. I'm hoping the next book will switch it up.