I wasn't going to continue after book 1 in this trilogy, but I'm glad I did. The stakes and shape of the rest of the series surge in this second adventure. The kids are learning more about the nature, limitations, and opportunities afforded by their state. Particularly the skinjacker situation. Murder and manipulation, control and chaos, and good old world-domination via terrorist acts of destruction on the horizon. It's cool to see the seeds of conflict that birthed the Arc of the Scythe series popping up in this context. I'm not as glued to the page as I might be, but there's enough going on to keep me invested for the final book in the trilogy.