Awesome book yet again! The story was definitely addictive again. The struggles for Alina continue as she tries to defeat the Darkling.
There is a bigger cast of characters in this book. Mal has a bigger role to play in this book. It was nice to see him try to protect Alina.
I wouldn't say this series is for younger teens as it's quite brutal and realistic in the way that it's written. I've now also decided that the Darkling IS evil and there's no redemption. I now want to see Alina and Mal together or perhaps even Alina and Nikolai.
There were a few laugh out loud moments in this book from Nikolai and his friendship with Alina.
I give this book 5 stars again because of the superb story telling. I can't wait to start reading the concluding book.