Way better than the first, where Lena was absolutely a sissy.
. I like action-girls much, much better -- I adore the girls who run away with a knife and try to save people and don't give up, who do stupid things and fall down and get up and Lena is turning into that. Finally. And Julian? Oh, dear, Julian -- I talked with a friend about this book before I read it, trying to decide if I should bother or not, and she said "Julian's the male version of Lena, really," but I think... I don't agree. He is much calmer, much more settled within himself. Lena didn't like to think before, either, but she looked away and defended herself with sharp words and Julian is always careful and sweet and strong and he didn't even hope she would come...
/Sigh. I'm in love. Def reading the last book.
Too bad she'll end up with Alex. I mean, probably, right? WHEN DOES THE GIRL EVER END UP WITH THE OTHER BOY? Ugh.