The pacing/plot is still flawed, but at least the main character's choices make more sense. I continue to like the somewhat diverse cast (we can add jews, people with disability and transgendered folk to the list along with gay, black, and latino characters). The constant pop culture references start to grate (especially since some of them are clearly some attempt at fanservice). The whole "unusual family setup" thing is a little forced. Also a few worldbuilding things seemed slightly off from what was said in the first book However, it was still a decent read and I will be reading the next one.