Kagawa seems to have found her groove. I could see the potential in the first of this series but it felt a little deflated at times.This second book however,well that is a different story. Kagawa is finally beginning to connect the dots when it comes to her characters. Stringing the fine lines between the plots and character development to create an excellent piece of reading material.Gone is the awkwardness of the first Iron novels and that abundance of creativity the author brings to the table has become more focused. Allison finds herself having to work closely with an old enemy.She is torn between the ones she is bound to by blood and the people she has feelings for. Loyalties are tested and friendships become strained.An exciting second venture into this post-apocalyptic virus ravaged and vampire infested novel. One that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.