I like this book better than the first book in the series. It shows how strong Penryn is and how much she loves her family no matter what happens. One of my favorite things in this series is how slow the romance is. Most YA books out there contain couples that fall in love at first sight, but this one there is actually development of the relationship throughout the first and second books. This book is more focused on the plot and it makes it so much better. The world that Susan Ee has created is so unique and amazing. I love the apocalyptic world that she has made and I love how everyone acts.