The last book in this series got me so excited, I loved it so much; but I won't rant about that, that review still exists.
My main problem with this book is that it lacks ones of the things that got me so excited last time; that being that the main characters (including the protagonist) were just normal people, in this book every one has special powers or abilities that make them amazing heroes useful to the rebellion except for the main character. I understand if you want to have powerful characters, I might even understand if you changed your mind between books, but don't make the main character a useless mooch while everyone around him flourishes, that's no fun to read.
Despite the previous, the book still manages to sufficiently please me. The fantastic world formed in the first book is still intact, but it's not added to. And the wonder and unique ideas still show up, only there are less of them.