Jumping ship on this series, I think. The first book laid some pretty decent foundational groundwork but there were a lot of things I didn't like. Auren, despite being convincingly brainwashed, definitely felt TSTL at times. And I hated the names of the characters. They felt really silly-- there are characters named Rip and Sail. It's a little silly. I kept waiting for this book to build from the previous book but it was happening at much too slow of a rate. ALSO be careful reading reviews for this book. A couple of them have big fat spoilers straight out of the gate. I'd already decided to quit so it wasn't too bad for me but for people who are genuinely engaged in the series, that could be devastating.
2 out of 5 stars