I read the first book in this series, The Name of the Star, and liked it more than I expected to. This one’s pretty good, too, though it didn’t seem as smooth. Rory has gone back to her London boarding school after her big old ghostly encounter in the last book, and more spooky shit happens. There’s a creepy cult, Rory is pretty powerful, we get a little more in terms of back story and current details of the Shades, and once again the ending seems a little rushed. I did like it, though. The Rory character is cool, seems real, and is just fucked up enough to be believable.
Though this is a YA series, and some decidedly YA stuff happens, mostly along the lines of Will We Make Out?, it’s engaging, and I will keep going — I believe there are three other books, so yay!