I'm not sure if I can say this book was better than the first one. It felt a bit rushed at the end, and maybe it's just me, but I was having a hard time following along with the plot twists and turns. It was okay. I'm not sure how I feel about Kate's reaction to Bran's death since she really didn't know him. But, like I said about the first book in this series, I'll keep reading because I don't like leaving things unfinished.