I read "A Severed Wasp," the follow-up novel to "A Small Rain," a couple months ago. "Wasp" is set decades into the future, and although I read them backwards I thoroughly enjoyed learned more about Katherine and her friends/family. I would advise reading them in the correct order, however, as there is much set in flashback in "Wasp" that is really revealing but knowing how it turns out makes the impact not as deep as it could have been. I did really enjoy seeing how things that were so significant in "Rain" (i.e., the loss of her mother, her engagement crumbling) had lost their sting in the future. Lovely - would recommend.