I liked this book but not as much as the first one. I really missed getting the book told from Carolyns point of view. While this book had some of her perspective I felt like too many other characters were talking and taking up time. I didn't like all of the extra characters. It was almost too much for me. At one point I just had to skip a few pages. I do understand though why there are added POVs, the author is trying to expand the story to tell both the good and bad guys sides.
What I did like thought was getting Notes side of the story more and seeing his internal struggle. Does he really love Carolyn or should he just move on? Could he ever feel that bond with another woman or is Carolyn the only one for him. It was interesting to see the changes in him, he went from sideline watcher to guy willing to do whatever to save the women he loves.
I also enjoyed seeing Carolyn overcome the huge obstacle that was blocking her way. She fights to keep her freedom and her mind. Instead of getting the violent irrational girl from before she's become more cunning an almost tactical in her decisions.
Overall, I liked the story but I didn't love it like the first book. I just didn't feel that same need to know what was gonna happen as I did before. I am going to stick with this series though, I'm curious as to what will happen next.
My Rating:3.5 stars