Penryn is as tough and kick-ass as she was in book one, and she still makes the same number/kind of mistakes through letting her heart rule her head and getting herself into sticky situations as she tries to play the hero others expect her to be. Her mother is just as crazy as ever, and her sister is having troubles of her own after the gory surgical experiments in book one.
We learn a bit more about bad-body angel/demon Beliel in this book and wonder if he's as bad as he's cracked up to be - he probably is. And Penryn continues to struggle with her attraction to Raffe and the challenges of being from different worlds, not to mention different species. When they are on the page together, their relationship sparks as much as it did in the first book, and I'm left wanting to see SO much more of Raffe in the next book.
Ee continues with fast-paced action adventure. Again, this book is easy to read quickly - it's short and fast-paced and there's plenty of adventure. As with the first book, I felt it lagged a tiny bit in the middle when Penryn makes several logistical mistakes and keeps ending up taking one step forward and two steps back. But that's not really a criticism because it's an authentic aspect of her character and the reader does need to see this aspect of her character.
I'm looking forward to the next book.