My thoughts on this book can be summarized quite simply:
HOW CAN I POSSIBLY WAIT UNTIL 2014 FOR THE NEXT ONE???!
In all seriousness, Laini Taylor has such a beautiful writing style and has created such a interesting world that there was no way I was putting down the book once I started it.
I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and omg, the FEELS of this book.
This second installment was definitely a lot darker than the first book, and definitely in a good way. Every time I thought something good was finally going to happen, Taylor took all my hopes and dashed them against the rocks over and over again. The suspense of it all was almost too much. These poor characters. I love Akiva and Karou so much.
UGGGH 2014. WHYYYY.