More of a 3.5 star read. I wasn't as into this as I was the first one. It was good but was very slow. Everything seemed to be packed into the last few chapters. I find it more difficult to read a book when there is a character that I despise, and well Blake. I just .. ugh, no. The males in this series are just blech! I like Daemon quite a bit more than previously though. I am going to read the next book because overall it was still a quick fun read, but I do hope the awesomeness of the first book comes back.