This book starts off a little slower than book 1 did. It took me a couple of chapters to really get into it. I did spot a single inconsistency in it as well; in book 1, Undead couldn't be touched by water because it: one, averted away from them like all natural things do, and two, it burns like acid. Yet, in the first chapter of this book, Helena tells Winter to WASH the blood off her.
This book will unexpectedly rip the feels right out of you. The action scenes aren't very long, but they ARE detailed beautifully. The main fight scene, however, is a bit anticlimactic. I can't really go into it or it'll give spoilers, but I honestly expected more from Mr. Banner concerning THIS particular baddy. The ending of this scene, while it was amazing in the feels, left me wanting with how it ended.
A LOT goes on in this book, albeit, the action scenes are short, but there's enough of them to keep you on your toes. There's also some new friends encountered and old ones reintroduced.
The ending is one of the saddest scenes I've ever read in my life and I am beyond pleased with that. It just means Daryl did his job to really get into Winter's head when he wrote it.
I look forward to reading Almost Alive, the next book in this series.
I give this book 4 of 5 paws.