This was an alright book, but nothing too impressive. I'm interested in the characters and story line enough to keep reading more. I like how more of the people in the story are becoming people. They went from just names on a page to people with feelings and aspirations in this book.
However, I feel like the books are a little too short to really full fill any real curiosity that I have. I thought the first book was short and this one was even shorter. I'm hoping that the next book will start revealing more of what's going on before introducing a new idea.
After reading the first book and jumping right into the second book, I feel like there was a lot that was repeated. I can understand a short summary in the beginning, but I don't think you need to recap it again in the middle. Sometimes, I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over.
I'm starting to think that I'm a little biased about this series now because I've jumped into a new series already and this one doesn't seem as good compared to what I'm reading now.
All in all, if you liked the first one, you should like this one. I personally thought this was better than the first one.
Summary: SPOILERS AHEAD!
After just a few weeks of living at St. Sophia's in Chicago, Lily has discovered her magical powers, become an Adapt fighting Reapers, and started dating a werewolf. While fighting the good fight, Lily and her comrades, Scout (spell binder), Micheal (building reader), and Jason (werewolf), find slime covered tunnels and new monsters that they call "Rats." To add to everything she is being stalked by a Reaper named Sebastian and is still trying to keep the other Reapers from getting into the school and re-kidnapping Scout.
While Lily is trying to sneak around the Sterling Research Foundation to find out about her parents, she keeps running into Sebastian. He wants her to understand that the world is not as black and white as she thinks. He also tells her that she needs to learn how to control her power before she hurts herself or others (which has already happened with Scout). She eventually agrees to talk to him and he shows her that she can focus her power. She eventually learns from this.
The JV Adapts are told to lay low while the Varsity check out what is going on with the Rats. However, Enclave 2 has found something they need to show Enclave 3. So Enclave 3 JVs are sent out to escort two girls from Enclave 2. They end up running into some Vampires (one of which knows Veronica of the brat-pack) in the Pedway and find out that there is a turf war going on between two groups. Lily and Scout later find out that they have to go back to ask the Vampires what is going on. They talk to Nicu, the younger of the warring group leaders. He tells them that one of theirs is missing. Could the Reapers be experimenting on all different species to see how to keep their powers?
They eventually find themselves beneath a Reaper Sanctuary. By communicating with a ghost, Temperance Bay, they find that the sanctuary isn't currently being used, but seems like a clinic of sorts.In the end, the Adapts find out that the Rats and Reapers are connected. Lily is also wondering if her parents "genetic research" secret also has something to do with it. The JV Adapts end up going back to the clinic-like sanctuary and Scout, with Lily's help, destroys the inside of the place with a spell.
Jason and Lily go out on a date and have a lovely time. He asks her to the "Sneak" (a secret-dance Halloween tradition). However, then he revealed his secret to her. Since he is a werewolf, he will eventually be mated to another of his kind, picked by his parents. Lily has to make a choice between giving up now or dating him now and having her heart ripped out later.