This is an example of where the second installment is better than the first. If you aren’t familiar with the Dorothy Must Die series of books, you can read my review of book 1 here.
And Paige doesn’t pull punches. There are a lot of characters we say goodbye to in this book, some we like and others we don’t. Paige even killed a few characters I was really sad to see go. And I have to hand it to her, she wrote in a few really good battles. I tried reading them as if I was watching a movie and she had some great visuals and moments of flair that were pretty satisfying. I’m actually amazed these books haven’t been turned into a miniseries or movie yet (I read on wikipedia the CW was in negotiations, but that was 10 years ago!). Her characters are sassy, colorful, and fun. She has truly evil villains and wicked heroes. And while there were times I rolled my eyes (generally anything to do with the love story arc) overall, I was here for it.