+ the plot hangs together better than in the previous installment
+ I liked that the character conflict was based on Savannah being tested. She's always been a magical prodigy and has never had to work for it. As a result, her entire identity's been built up around this thing. So when her powers are taken away, she has a massive identity crisis. What is she without her powers? I like that.
+/- baby steps towards Savannah/Adam. And I do mean baby steps. Miniscule, tiny, teeny baby steps.
- There are a lot of cameos of characters from previous books. Some are easy: Elena, Clay, Jeremy, Jaime. Others take a bit more jogging of the memory: Adele's kid.
- While the plot does hang together better than it did in Waking the Witch, this book still feels like a huge set-up for the next, and final, book. I hope the grand finale lives up to the expectations.
+/- I also wonder if some things are flying over my head because I haven't read her YA series, which is also set in this same world.