I really loved this book–and I did that thing where you listen to the second book because that’s the one you can get, even though you haven’t read the first one yet, and you just hope it’s going to be okay? Yeah, I did that. And it was perfectly okay. The author provides enough background information to bring the reader up to speed, without ever making it feel cumbersome.
Intriguing and well-developed characters, lots of adventure, and a complex plot kept me listening even when I should have been doing other things. Highly recommended for anyone of any age who loves YA.